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Ethereal IrDA dissector plugin fails to properly parse IRCOM_PORT_NAME parameter

Vulnerability Note VU#740188

Original Release Date: 2004-03-25 | Last Revised: 2004-04-06

Overview

Ethereal contains a vulnerability in the way the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) dissector plugin parses the IRCOM_PORT_NAME parameter.

Description

Ethereal is a network traffic analysis package. It includes the ability to decode packets containing IrDA data. There is a vulnerability in the way the IrDA dissector plugin decodes the IRCOM_PORT_NAME parameter. By sending an IrDA packet containing an overly long portname, a remote unauthenticated attacker could cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute code of the attacker's choice.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could cause Ethereal to crash or potentially execute code of the attacker's choice.

Solution

Upgrade

Upgrade to version 0.10.3 or later.

Note: Ethereal is considered BETA software at this time.

Vendor Information

740188
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Ethereal

Updated:  March 25, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Please see the Ethereal Security Bulletin at http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00013.html.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Ethereal credits Stefan Esser for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0176
Severity Metric: 4.04
Date Public: 2004-03-22
Date First Published: 2004-03-25
Date Last Updated: 2004-04-06 17:33 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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