ID CVE-2006-3632
Summary Buffer overflow in Wireshark (aka Ethereal) 0.8.16 to 0.99.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via the NFS dissector.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.16
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.16
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.17
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.17
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.17a
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.17a
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.18
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.18
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.19
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.19
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.20
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.8.20
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.0
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.2
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.3
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.4
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.5
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.6
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.7
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.7
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.8
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.8
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.9
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.9
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.10
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.10
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.11
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.11
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.12
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.12
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.13
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.13
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.14
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.14
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.15
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.15
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.16
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.9.16
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.0
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.0a
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.0a
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.2
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.3
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.4
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.5
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.6
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.7
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.7
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.8
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.8
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.9
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.9
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.10
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.10
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.11
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.11
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.12
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.12
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.13
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.13
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.14
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.10.14
  • cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.99.0
    cpe:2.3:a:ethereal_group:ethereal:0.99.0
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 21-07-2006 - 11:39)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-128.NASL
    description A number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) network analyzer. These issues have been corrected in Wireshark version 0.99.2 which is provided with this update.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 23879
    published 2006-12-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=23879
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDKSA-2006:128)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2006-0602.NASL
    description New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities in Ethereal are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic. In May 2006, Ethereal changed its name to Wireshark. This update deprecates the Ethereal packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 in favor of the supported Wireshark packages. Several denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's protocol dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3627, CVE-2006-3629, CVE-2006-3631) Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Ethereal's ANSI MAP, NCP NMAS, and NDPStelnet dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3630, CVE-2006-3632) Several format string bugs were found in Ethereal's Checkpoint FW-1, MQ, XML, and NTP dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3628) Users of Ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.2, which is not vulnerable to these issues
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 22238
    published 2006-08-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22238
    title CentOS 3 / 4 : wireshark (CESA-2006:0602)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200607-09.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-09 (Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities) Wireshark dissectors have been found vulnerable to a large number of exploits, including off-by-one errors, buffer overflows, format string overflows and an infinite loop. Impact : Running an affected version of Wireshark or Ethereal could allow for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the user's computer by sending specially crafted packets. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 22107
    published 2006-07-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22107
    title GLSA-200607-09 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1127.NASL
    description Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Ethereal network sniffer, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2006-3628 Ilja van Sprundel discovered that the FW-1 and MQ dissectors are vulnerable to format string attacks. - CVE-2006-3629 Ilja van Sprundel discovered that the MOUNT dissector is vulnerable to denial of service through memory exhaustion. - CVE-2006-3630 Ilja van Sprundel discovered off-by-one overflows in the NCP NMAS and NDPS dissectors. - CVE-2006-3631 Ilja van Sprundel discovered a buffer overflow in the NFS dissector. - CVE-2006-3632 Ilja van Sprundel discovered that the SSH dissector is vulnerable to denial of service through an infinite loop.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-09
    plugin id 22669
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22669
    title Debian DSA-1127-1 : ethereal - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_ETHEREAL-1930.NASL
    description This update fixes several security related bugs ranging from crashes to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2006-3627 / CVE-2006-3628 / CVE-2006-3629 / CVE-2006-3630 / CVE-2006-3631 / CVE-2006-3632)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 29418
    published 2007-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29418
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ZYPP Patch Number 1930)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0602.NASL
    description New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities in Ethereal are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Ethereal is a program for monitoring network traffic. In May 2006, Ethereal changed its name to Wireshark. This update deprecates the Ethereal packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 in favor of the supported Wireshark packages. Several denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's protocol dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3627, CVE-2006-3629, CVE-2006-3631) Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Ethereal's ANSI MAP, NCP NMAS, and NDPStelnet dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3630, CVE-2006-3632) Several format string bugs were found in Ethereal's Checkpoint FW-1, MQ, XML, and NTP dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3628) Users of Ethereal should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.2, which is not vulnerable to these issues
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 22243
    published 2006-08-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22243
    title RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : wireshark (RHSA-2006:0602)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_ETHEREAL-1932.NASL
    description This update fixes several security related bugs ranging from crashes to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2006-3627, CVE-2006-3628, CVE-2006-3629, CVE-2006-3630, CVE-2006-3631, CVE-2006-3632)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 27205
    published 2007-10-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27205
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ethereal-1932)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2006-0726.NASL
    description New Wireshark packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Wireshark is a program for monitoring network traffic. Users of Wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages containing Wireshark version 0.99.4, which is not vulnerable to these issues. From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0726 : Several flaws were found in Wireshark's HTTP, WBXML, LDAP, and XOT protocol dissectors. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4805, CVE-2006-5468, CVE-2006-5469, CVE-2006-5740) A single NULL byte heap based buffer overflow was found in Wireshark's MIME Multipart dissector. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute arbitrary arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2006-4574) From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0658 : Bugs were found in Wireshark's SCSI and SSCOP protocol dissectors. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4330, CVE-2006-4333) An off-by-one bug was found in the IPsec ESP decryption preference parser. Ethereal could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-4331) From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0602 : In May 2006, Ethereal changed its name to Wireshark. This update deprecates the Ethereal packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 in favor of the supported Wireshark packages. Several denial of service bugs were found in Ethereal's protocol dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3627, CVE-2006-3629, CVE-2006-3631) Several buffer overflow bugs were found in Ethereal's ANSI MAP, NCP NMAS, and NDPStelnet dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3630, CVE-2006-3632) Several format string bugs were found in Ethereal's Checkpoint FW-1, MQ, XML, and NTP dissectors. It was possible for Ethereal to crash or execute arbitrary code if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2006-3628)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67418
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67418
    title Oracle Linux 4 : wireshark (ELSA-2006-0726 / ELSA-2006-0658 / ELSA-2006-0602)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:19:36.893-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description Buffer overflow in Wireshark (aka Ethereal) 0.8.16 to 0.99.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via the NFS dissector.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9468
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Buffer overflow in Wireshark (aka Ethereal) 0.8.16 to 0.99.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via the NFS dissector.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 199232
title CVE-2006-3627 Mulitple security issues (CVE-2006-3628 CVE-2006-3629 CVE-2006-3630 CVE-2006-3631 CVE-2006-3632)
oval
OR
  • AND
    comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060015001
  • AND
    comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
rhsa
id RHSA-2006:0602
released 2006-08-16
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2006:0602: wireshark security update (was ethereal) (Moderate)
refmap via4
bid 19051
bugtraq 20060719 rPSA-2006-0132-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
debian DSA-1127
gentoo GLSA-200607-09
mandriva MDKSA-2006:128
osvdb 27371
sectrack 1016532
secunia
  • 21078
  • 21107
  • 21121
  • 21204
  • 21249
  • 21467
  • 21488
  • 21598
  • 22089
sgi 20060801-01-P
suse SUSE-SR:2006:020
vupen ADV-2006-2850
xf wireshark-nfs-bo(27830)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:39
Published 21-07-2006 - 10:03
Last modified 18-10-2018 - 12:48
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