ID CVE-2008-1561
Summary Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.5 through 0.99.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet to the (1) X.509sat or (2) Roofnet dissectors. NOTE: Vector 2 might also lead to a hang.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Wireshark 0.99.2
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.2
  • Wireshark 0.99.3
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.3
  • Wireshark 0.99.4
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.4
  • Wireshark 0.99.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.5
  • Wireshark 0.99.6
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6
  • Wireshark 0.99.7
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.7
  • Wireshark 0.99.8
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.8
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 01-04-2008 - 09:47)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
exploit-db via4
description Wireshark 0.99.8 X.509sat Dissector Unspecified DoS. CVE-2008-1561. Dos exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:31552
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2008-03-28
published 2008-03-28
reporter Peter Makrai
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/31552/
title Wireshark 0.99.8 - X.509sat Dissector Unspecified DoS
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-3040.NASL
    description Upgrade to 1.0.0 fixes several security flaws (wireshark crashes, see BZ references). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 31829
    published 2008-04-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31829
    title Fedora 8 : wireshark-1.0.0-1.fc8 (2008-3040)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-2941.NASL
    description Upgrade to 1.0.0 fixes several security flaws (wireshark crashes, see BZ references). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 31817
    published 2008-04-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31817
    title Fedora 7 : wireshark-1.0.0-1.fc7 (2008-2941)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-5145.NASL
    description Multiple flaws in wireshark could lead to crashes when certain packets are processed (CVE-2008-1561,CVE-2008-1562,CVE-2008-1563)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-01-13
    plugin id 31778
    published 2008-04-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31778
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-5145)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0890.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 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. Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-3146) Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072, CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934) Additionally, this update changes the default Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration to always prompt for the root password before each start of Wireshark. This avoids unintentionally running Wireshark with root privileges. Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.3, and resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 34328
    published 2008-10-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34328
    title RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (RHSA-2008:0890)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20081001_WIRESHARK_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-3146) Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072, CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934) Additionally, this update changes the default Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration to always prompt for the root password before each start of Wireshark. This avoids unintentionally running Wireshark with root privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60479
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60479
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200805-05.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-05 (Wireshark: Denial of Service) Errors exist in: the X.509sat dissector because of an uninitialized variable and the Roofnet dissector because a NULL pointer may be passed to the g_vsnprintf() function (CVE-2008-1561). the LDAP dissector because a NULL pointer may be passed to the ep_strdup_printf() function (CVE-2008-1562). the SCCP dissector because it does not reset a pointer once the packet has been processed (CVE-2008-1563). Impact : A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a malformed packet or enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a Denial of Service. Workaround : Disable the X.509sat, Roofnet, LDAP, and SCCP dissectors.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 32153
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32153
    title GLSA-200805-05 : Wireshark: Denial of Service
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-091.NASL
    description A few vulnerabilities were found in Wireshark, that could cause it to crash or hang under certain conditions. This update provides Wireshark 1.0.0, which is not vulnerable to the issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-05
    plugin id 36552
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36552
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:091)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0890.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0890 : Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 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. Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-3146) Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072, CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934) Additionally, this update changes the default Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration to always prompt for the root password before each start of Wireshark. This avoids unintentionally running Wireshark with root privileges. Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.3, and resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67748
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67748
    title Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2008-0890)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0890.NASL
    description Updated wireshark packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 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. Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-3146) Several denial of service flaws were found in Wireshark. Wireshark could crash or stop responding if it read a malformed packet off a network, or opened a malformed dump file. (CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072, CVE-2008-1561, CVE-2008-1562, CVE-2008-1563, CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934) Additionally, this update changes the default Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration to always prompt for the root password before each start of Wireshark. This avoids unintentionally running Wireshark with root privileges. Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.3, and resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 34326
    published 2008-10-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34326
    title CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (CESA-2008:0890)
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-08-19T04:01:00.144-04:00
    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 Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.5 through 0.99.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet to the (1) X.509sat or (2) Roofnet dissectors. NOTE: Vector 2 might also lead to a hang.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15089
    status accepted
    submitted 2012-02-27T15:34:33.178-04:00
    title Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Wireshark 0.99.5 through 0.99.8
    version 9
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:18:46.007-04:00
    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
    • 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 Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.5 through 0.99.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet to the (1) X.509sat or (2) Roofnet dissectors. NOTE: Vector 2 might also lead to a hang.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9315
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.5 through 0.99.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet to the (1) X.509sat or (2) Roofnet dissectors. NOTE: Vector 2 might also lead to a hang.
    version 24
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2008:0890
rpms
  • wireshark-0:1.0.3-EL3.3
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.0.3-EL3.3
  • wireshark-0:1.0.3-3.el4_7
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.0.3-3.el4_7
  • wireshark-0:1.0.3-4.el5_2
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.0.3-4.el5_2
refmap via4
bid 28485
bugtraq 20080404 rPSA-2008-0138-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
fedora
  • FEDORA-2008-2941
  • FEDORA-2008-3040
gentoo GLSA-200805-05
mandriva MDVSA-2008:091
sectrack 1019728
secunia
  • 29569
  • 29622
  • 29695
  • 29736
  • 29971
  • 32091
suse SUSE-SR:2008:008
vupen
  • ADV-2008-1007
  • ADV-2008-2773
xf
  • wireshark-roofnet-dissector-dos(41515)
  • wireshark-x509sat-dissector-dos(41514)
statements via4
contributor Mark J Cox
lastmodified 2008-10-17
organization Red Hat
statement The affected version of Wireshark as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 were fixed via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0890.html
Last major update 13-08-2012 - 22:40
Published 31-03-2008 - 18:44
Last modified 11-10-2018 - 16:35
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