ID CVE-2008-3146
Summary Multiple buffer overflows in packet_ncp2222.inc in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.9.7 through 1.0.2 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted NCP packet that causes an invalid pointer to be used.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.7
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.7
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.8
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.8
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.0
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.1
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6a
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6a
  • 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
  • Wireshark 1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.1
  • Wireshark 1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.2
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 02-09-2008 - 10:58)
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 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 Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-199.NASL
    description A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark that could cause it to crash while processing malicious packets (CVE-2008-3146, CVE-2008-3932, CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934). This update provides Wireshark 1.0.3, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 37900
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37900
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:199)
  • 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 Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200809-17.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-17 (Wireshark: Multiple Denials of Service) The following vulnerabilities were reported: Multiple buffer overflows in the NCP dissector (CVE-2008-3146). Infinite loop in the NCP dissector (CVE-2008-3932). Invalid read in the tvb_uncompress() function when processing zlib compressed data (CVE-2008-3933). Unspecified error when processing Textronix .rf5 files (CVE-2008-3934). Impact : A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or by 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 2018-08-10
    plugin id 34298
    published 2008-09-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34298
    title GLSA-200809-17 : Wireshark: Multiple Denials of Service
  • 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 Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-7936.NASL
    description Upgrade to upstream version 1.0.3. Detailed upstream release notes: http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.0.3.html Security issues addressed in the new upstream version: http://www.wireshark.org/security /wnpa-sec-2008-05.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 34182
    published 2008-09-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34182
    title Fedora 9 : wireshark-1.0.3-1.fc9 (2008-7936)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-7894.NASL
    description Upgrade to upstream version 1.0.3. Detailed upstream release notes: http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.0.3.html Security issues addressed in the new upstream version: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa- sec-2008-05.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 34179
    published 2008-09-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34179
    title Fedora 8 : wireshark-1.0.3-1.fc8 (2008-7894)
  • 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 2013-04-29T04:07:11.416-04:00
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 buffer overflows in packet_ncp2222.inc in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.9.7 through 1.0.2 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted NCP packet that causes an invalid pointer to be used.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10624
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Multiple buffer overflows in packet_ncp2222.inc in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.9.7 through 1.0.2 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted NCP packet that causes an invalid pointer to be used.
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
bugtraq 20080917 rPSA-2008-0278-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
fedora
  • FEDORA-2008-7894
  • FEDORA-2008-7936
gentoo GLSA-200809-17
mandriva MDVSA-2008:199
sectrack 1020819
secunia
  • 31687
  • 31864
  • 31886
  • 32028
  • 32091
suse SUSE-SR:2008:017
vupen ADV-2008-2773
Last major update 15-03-2011 - 00:00
Published 02-09-2008 - 10:24
Last modified 11-10-2018 - 16:47
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