ID CVE-2008-3141
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in the RMI dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.9.5 through 1.0.0 allows remote attackers to read system memory via unspecified vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.5
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0
  • Wireshark 1.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.0
CVSS
Base: 4.9 (as of 11-07-2008 - 12:40)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE NONE NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-152.NASL
    description A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark that could cause it to crash while processing malicious packets (CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3139, CVE-2008-3140, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145). This update provides Wireshark 1.0.2, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-05
    plugin id 36557
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36557
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:152)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-5515.NASL
    description Various vulnerabilities have been fixed in wireshark: CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3139, CVE-2008-3140, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145 and CVE-2008-3146.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 34047
    published 2008-08-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34047
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-5515)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-6440.NASL
    description Upgrade to upstream 1.0.2 that fixes several security vulnerabilities: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-03.html http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-04.html 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 33521
    published 2008-07-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33521
    title Fedora 9 : wireshark-1.0.2-1.fc9 (2008-6440)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_ETHEREAL-5520.NASL
    description Various vulnerabilities have been fixed in wireshark: CVE-2008-3137 / CVE-2008-3138 / CVE-2008-3139 / CVE-2008-3140 / CVE-2008-3141 / CVE-2008-3145 / CVE-2008-3146.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 34046
    published 2008-08-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34046
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : ethereal (ZYPP Patch Number 5520)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1673.NASL
    description Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in network traffic analyzer Wireshark. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2008-3137 The GSM SMS dissector is vulnerable to denial of service. - CVE-2008-3138 The PANA and KISMET dissectors are vulnerable to denial of service. - CVE-2008-3141 The RMI dissector could disclose system memory. - CVE-2008-3145 The packet reassembling module is vulnerable to denial of service. - CVE-2008-3933 The zlib uncompression module is vulnerable to denial of service. - CVE-2008-4683 The Bluetooth ACL dissector is vulnerable to denial of service. - CVE-2008-4684 The PRP and MATE dissectors are vulnerable to denial of service. - CVE-2008-4685 The Q931 dissector is vulnerable to denial of service.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 34974
    published 2008-12-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34974
    title Debian DSA-1673-1 : wireshark - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-6645.NASL
    description Upgrade to upstream 1.0.2 that fixes several security vulnerabilities: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-03.html http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-04.html 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 2018-11-20
    plugin id 33553
    published 2008-07-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33553
    title Fedora 8 : wireshark-1.0.2-1.fc8 (2008-6645)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE9_12225.NASL
    description Various vulnerabilities have been fixed in ethereal: CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3139, CVE-2008-3140, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145 and CVE-2008-3146.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41234
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41234
    title SuSE9 Security Update : ethereal (YOU Patch Number 12225)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_WIRESHARK-080814.NASL
    description Various vulnerabilities have been fixed in wireshark: CVE-2008-3137, CVE-2008-3138, CVE-2008-3139, CVE-2008-3140, CVE-2008-3141, CVE-2008-3145 and CVE-2008-3146.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40151
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40151
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-149)
  • 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-200808-04.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200808-04 (Wireshark: Denial of Service) Multiple vulnerabilities related to memory management were discovered in the GSM SMS dissector (CVE-2008-3137), the PANA and KISMET dissectors (CVE-2008-3138), the RTMPT dissector (CVE-2008-3139), the syslog dissector (CVE-2008-3140) and the RMI dissector (CVE-2008-3141) and when reassembling fragmented packets (CVE-2008-3145). Impact : A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted packet on a network being monitored by Wireshark or enticing a user to read a malformed packet trace file, causing a Denial of Service. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 33834
    published 2008-08-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33834
    title GLSA-200808-04 : Wireshark: Denial of Service
  • 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 2013-04-29T04:13:15.294-04:00
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 Unspecified vulnerability in the RMI dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.9.5 through 1.0.0 allows remote attackers to read system memory via unspecified vectors.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11324
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Unspecified vulnerability in the RMI dissector in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.9.5 through 1.0.0 allows remote attackers to read system memory via unspecified vectors.
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 30020
bugtraq 20080703 rPSA-2008-0212-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
debian DSA-1673
fedora FEDORA-2008-6440
gentoo GLSA-200808-04
sectrack 1020404
secunia
  • 30886
  • 30942
  • 31085
  • 31378
  • 31687
  • 32091
  • 32944
suse SUSE-SR:2008:017
vupen
  • ADV-2008-1982
  • ADV-2008-2773
xf wireshark-rmi-information-disclosure(43520)
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
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 12-09-2012 - 22:30
Published 10-07-2008 - 19:41
Last modified 11-10-2018 - 16:47
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