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V-081: Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities

January 31, 2013 - 12:21am

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PROBLEM:

Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities

PLATFORM:

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 1.8.5 and 1.6.13.

ABSTRACT:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Wireshark

REFERENCE LINKS:

Wireshark 1.8.5 Release Notes
Secunia Advisory SA51968

IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

High

DISCUSSION:

1) Errors in the Bluetooth HCI, CSN.1, DCP-ETSI DOCSIS CM-STAUS, IEEE 802.3 Slow Protocols, MPLS, R3, RTPS, SDP, and SIP dissectors can be exploited to trigger infinite loops and consume CPU resources via specially crafted packets.

2) An error in the CLNP dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

3) An error in the DTN dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

4) An error in the MS-MMC dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

5) An error in the DTLS dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

6) An error in the ROHC dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

7) An error in the DCP-ETSI dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a memory corruption via a specially crafted packet.

8) An error in the dissection engine when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a crash via a specially crafted packet.

9) An error in the NTLMSSP dissector when processing certain packets can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted packet.

IMPACT:

Vulnerabilities can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

SOLUTION:

Update to version 1.8.5 or 1.6.13.

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