ID CVE-2007-6441
Summary The WiMAX dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors related to "unaligned access on some platforms."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Wireshark 0.99.6
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6
CVSS
Base: 3.3 (as of 20-12-2007 - 10:55)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
ADJACENT_NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1446.NASL
    description Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Wireshark network traffic analyzer, which may lead to denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2007-6450 The RPL dissector could be tricked into an infinite loop. - CVE-2007-6451 The CIP dissector could be tricked into excessive memory allocation.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 29840
    published 2008-01-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29840
    title Debian DSA-1446-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200712-23.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-23 (Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple buffer overflows and infinite loops were discovered in multiple dissector and parser components, including those for MP3 and NCP (CVE-2007-6111), PPP (CVE-2007-6112), DNP (CVE-2007-6113), SSL and iSeries (OS/400) Communication traces (CVE-2007-6114), ANSI MAP (CVE-2007-6115), Firebird/Interbase (CVE-2007-6116), HTTP (CVE-2007-6117), MEGACO (CVE-2007-6118), DCP ETSI (CVE-2007-6119), Bluetooth SDP (CVE-2007-6120), RPC Portmap (CVE-2007-6121), SMB (CVE-2007-6438), IPv6 amd USB (CVE-2007-6439), WiMAX (CVE-2007-6441), RPL (CVE-2007-6450), CIP (CVE-2007-6451). The vulnerabilities were discovered by Stefan Esser, Beyond Security, Fabiodds, Peter Leeming, Steve and ainsley. Impact : A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored with Wireshark or entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Wireshark (which might be the root user), or a Denial of Service. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 29820
    published 2007-12-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29820
    title GLSA-200712-23 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0058.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. 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. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. Several flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-6112, CVE-2007-6114, CVE-2007-6115, CVE-2007-6117) Several denial of service bugs were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-6111, CVE-2007-6113, CVE-2007-6116, CVE-2007-6118, CVE-2007-6119, CVE-2007-6120, CVE-2007-6121, CVE-2007-6438, CVE-2007-6439, CVE-2007-6441, CVE-2007-6450, CVE-2007-6451) As well, Wireshark switched from using net-snmp to libsmi, which is included in this errata. Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 0.99.7, and resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43670
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43670
    title CentOS 4 / 5 : wireshark (CESA-2008:0058)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-001.NASL
    description A number of vulnerabilities in the Wireshark program were found that could cause crashes, excessive looping, or arbitrary code execution. This update provides Wireshark 0.99.7 which is not vulnerable to these issues. An updated version of libsmi is also being provided, not because of security issues, but because this version of wireshark uses it instead of net-snmp for SNMP support. Update : This update is being reissued without libcap (kernel capabilities) support, as that is not required by the original released packages, and thus gave trouble for a number of users.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 36583
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36583
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:001-1)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_8A835235AE8411DCA5F9001A4D49522B.NASL
    description The Wireshark team reports of multiple vulnerabilities : - Wireshark could crash when reading an MP3 file. - Beyond Security discovered that Wireshark could loop excessively while reading a malformed DNP packet. - Stefan Esser discovered a buffer overflow in the SSL dissector. - The ANSI MAP dissector could be susceptible to a buffer overflow on some platforms. - The Firebird/Interbase dissector could go into an infinite loop or crash. - The NCP dissector could cause a crash. - The HTTP dissector could crash on some systems while decoding chunked messages. - The MEGACO dissector could enter a large loop and consume system resources. - The DCP ETSI dissector could enter a large loop and consume system resources. - Fabiodds discovered a buffer overflow in the iSeries (OS/400) Communication trace file parser. - The PPP dissector could overflow a buffer. - The Bluetooth SDP dissector could go into an infinite loop. - A malformed RPC Portmap packet could cause a crash. - The IPv6 dissector could loop excessively. - The USB dissector could loop excessively or crash. - The SMB dissector could crash. - The RPL dissector could go into an infinite loop. - The WiMAX dissector could crash due to unaligned access on some platforms. - The CIP dissector could attempt to allocate a huge amount of memory and crash. Impact It may be possible to make Wireshark or Ethereal crash or use up available memory by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-21
    plugin id 29772
    published 2007-12-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29772
    title FreeBSD : wireshark -- multiple vulnerabilities (8a835235-ae84-11dc-a5f9-001a4d49522b)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0058.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. 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. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. Several flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-6112, CVE-2007-6114, CVE-2007-6115, CVE-2007-6117) Several denial of service bugs were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-6111, CVE-2007-6113, CVE-2007-6116, CVE-2007-6118, CVE-2007-6119, CVE-2007-6120, CVE-2007-6121, CVE-2007-6438, CVE-2007-6439, CVE-2007-6441, CVE-2007-6450, CVE-2007-6451) As well, Wireshark switched from using net-snmp to libsmi, which is included in this errata. Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 0.99.7, and resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 30034
    published 2008-01-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30034
    title RHEL 4 / 5 : wireshark (RHSA-2008:0058)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0058.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0058 : Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. 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. Wireshark was previously known as Ethereal. Several flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-6112, CVE-2007-6114, CVE-2007-6115, CVE-2007-6117) Several denial of service bugs were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-6111, CVE-2007-6113, CVE-2007-6116, CVE-2007-6118, CVE-2007-6119, CVE-2007-6120, CVE-2007-6121, CVE-2007-6438, CVE-2007-6439, CVE-2007-6441, CVE-2007-6450, CVE-2007-6451) As well, Wireshark switched from using net-snmp to libsmi, which is included in this errata. Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 0.99.7, and resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67642
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67642
    title Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2008-0058)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20080121_WIRESHARK_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description Several flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-6112, CVE-2007-6114, CVE-2007-6115, CVE-2007-6117) Several denial of service bugs were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off the network. (CVE-2007-3389, CVE-2007-3390, CVE-2007-3391, CVE-2007-3392, CVE-2007-3392, CVE-2007-3393, CVE-2007-6111, CVE-2007-6113, CVE-2007-6116, CVE-2007-6118, CVE-2007-6119, CVE-2007-6120, CVE-2007-6121, CVE-2007-6438, CVE-2007-6439, CVE-2007-6441, CVE-2007-6450, CVE-2007-6451) As well, Wireshark switched from using net-snmp to libsmi, which is included in this errata.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60350
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60350
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:05:48.994-04:00
    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 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
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
    • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
    description The WiMAX dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors related to "unaligned access on some platforms."
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10452
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title The WiMAX dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors related to "unaligned access on some platforms."
    version 24
  • accepted 2013-08-19T04:00:16.330-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Shane Shaffer
      organization G2, Inc.
    • name Shane Shaffer
      organization G2, Inc.
    • name Shane Shaffer
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    comment Wireshark is installed on the system.
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6589
    description The WiMAX dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors related to "unaligned access on some platforms."
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14126
    status accepted
    submitted 2012-02-27T15:34:33.178-04:00
    title WiMAX dissector vulnerability in Wireshark 0.99.6
    version 8
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2008:0058
rpms
  • wireshark-0:0.99.7-1.el4
  • wireshark-gnome-0:0.99.7-1.el4
  • libsmi-0:0.4.5-2.el4
  • libsmi-devel-0:0.4.5-2.el4
  • wireshark-0:0.99.7-1.el5
  • wireshark-gnome-0:0.99.7-1.el5
  • libsmi-0:0.4.5-2.el5
  • libsmi-devel-0:0.4.5-2.el5
refmap via4
bid 27071
bugtraq 20080103 rPSA-2008-0004-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
gentoo GLSA-200712-23
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2008:001
  • MDVSA-2008:1
misc http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199958
secunia
  • 27777
  • 28288
  • 28304
  • 28325
  • 28564
  • 29048
suse SUSE-SR:2008:004
xf wireshark-wimax-dissector-dos(39183)
Last major update 13-08-2012 - 22:33
Published 19-12-2007 - 17:46
Last modified 15-10-2018 - 17:54
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