ID CVE-2008-5285
Summary Wireshark 1.0.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long SMTP request, which triggers an infinite loop.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.7.9
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.7.9
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.16
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.16
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.19
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.19
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.5
  • 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:0.9.10
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.10
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.14
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.14
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.2
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.3
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.4
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.6
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.7
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.7
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.8
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.8
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.9
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.9
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.10
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.10
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.11
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.11
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.12
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.12
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.13
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.13
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.14
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.14
  • 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
  • Wireshark 1.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.3
  • Wireshark 1.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.4
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 02-12-2008 - 09:45)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_BAECE347C48911DDA7210030843D3802.NASL
    description Secunia reports : A vulnerability has been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS. The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the SMTP dissector and can be exploited to trigger the execution of an infinite loop via a large SMTP packet.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 35058
    published 2008-12-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35058
    title FreeBSD : wireshark -- SMTP Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability (baece347-c489-11dd-a721-0030843d3802)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-0313.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0313 : 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 or opened a malformed dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599) 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-2008-4680, CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682, CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685, CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600) Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.6, and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67809
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67809
    title Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2009-0313)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-242.NASL
    description Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Wireshark. The first is a vulnerability in the SMTP dissector that could cause it to consume excessive CPU and memory via a long SMTP request (CVE-2008-5285). The second is an issue with the WLCCP dissector that could cause it to go into an infinite loop. This update also provides a patch to fix a potential freeze during capture interface selection. This update provides Wireshark 1.0.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 37127
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37127
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2008:242)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_WIRESHARK-081220.NASL
    description Specially crafted packets could make the SMTP and WLCCP dissectory run into an infinite loop (CVE-2008-5285)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-06-13
    plugin id 40320
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40320
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-388)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200906-05.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200906-05 (Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark: David Maciejak discovered a vulnerability in packet-usb.c in the USB dissector via a malformed USB Request Block (URB) (CVE-2008-4680). Florent Drouin and David Maciejak reported an unspecified vulnerability in the Bluetooth RFCOMM dissector (CVE-2008-4681). A malformed Tamos CommView capture file (aka .ncf file) with an 'unknown/unexpected packet type' triggers a failed assertion in wtap.c (CVE-2008-4682). An unchecked packet length parameter in the dissect_btacl() function in packet-bthci_acl.c in the Bluetooth ACL dissector causes an erroneous tvb_memcpy() call (CVE-2008-4683). A vulnerability where packet-frame does not properly handle exceptions thrown by post dissectors caused by a certain series of packets (CVE-2008-4684). Mike Davies reported a use-after-free vulnerability in the dissect_q931_cause_ie() function in packet-q931.c in the Q.931 dissector via certain packets that trigger an exception (CVE-2008-4685). The Security Vulnerability Research Team of Bkis reported that the SMTP dissector could consume excessive amounts of CPU and memory (CVE-2008-5285). The vendor reported that the WLCCP dissector could go into an infinite loop (CVE-2008-6472). babi discovered a buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c via a malformed NetScreen snoop file (CVE-2009-0599). A specially crafted Tektronix K12 text capture file can cause an application crash (CVE-2009-0600). A format string vulnerability via format string specifiers in the HOME environment variable (CVE-2009-0601). THCX Labs reported a format string vulnerability in the PROFINET/DCP (PN-DCP) dissector via a PN-DCP packet with format string specifiers in the station name (CVE-2009-1210). An unspecified vulnerability with unknown impact and attack vectors (CVE-2009-1266). Marty Adkins and Chris Maynard discovered a parsing error in the dissector for the Check Point High-Availability Protocol (CPHAP) (CVE-2009-1268). Magnus Homann discovered a parsing error when loading a Tektronix .rf5 file (CVE-2009-1269). The vendor reported that the PCNFSD dissector could crash (CVE-2009-1829). 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 which can trigger a Denial of Service (application crash or excessive CPU and memory usage) and possibly allow for the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Wireshark. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 39580
    published 2009-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39580
    title GLSA-200906-05 : Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_WIRESHARK-090107.NASL
    description Specially crafted packets could make the SMTP and WLCCP dissectory run into an infinite loop (CVE-2008-5285)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-06-13
    plugin id 40321
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40321
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-393)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0313.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 or opened a malformed dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599) 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-2008-4680, CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682, CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685, CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600) Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.6, and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 35772
    published 2009-03-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35772
    title RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (RHSA-2009:0313)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-5886.NASL
    description This update fixes problems that could crash wireshark when processing compressed data and when processing rf5 files (CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934) as well as CVE-2008-4680 (USB dissector crash), CVE-2008-4681 (Bluetooth RFCOMM dissector crash), CVE-2008-4683 (Bluetooth ACL dissector crash), CVE-2008-4684 (PRP and MATE dissector crash) and CVE-2008-4685 (Q.931 dissector crash). CVE-2008-5285 (SMTP dissector infinite loop)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 35272
    published 2008-12-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35272
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-5886)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090304_WIRESHARK_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Wireshark. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malformed dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599) 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-2008-4680, CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682,CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685, CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600) All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60541
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60541
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : wireshark on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_WIRESHARK-081220.NASL
    description This update fixes problems that could crash wireshark when processing compressed data and when processing rf5 files (CVE-2008-3933, CVE-2008-3934) as well as CVE-2008-4680 (USB dissector crash), CVE-2008-4681 (Bluetooth RFCOMM dissector crash), CVE-2008-4682 (Tamos CommView dissector crash), CVE-2008-4683 (Bluetooth ACL dissector crash), CVE-2008-4684 (PRP and MATE dissector crash) and CVE-2008-4685 (Q.931 dissector crash). CVE-2008-5285 (SMTP dissector infinite loop) and an infinite loop problem in the WLCCP dissector
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40152
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40152
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-387)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-0313.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 or opened a malformed dump file, it could crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running Wireshark. (CVE-2008-4683, CVE-2009-0599) 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-2008-4680, CVE-2008-4681, CVE-2008-4682, CVE-2008-4684, CVE-2008-4685, CVE-2008-5285, CVE-2009-0600) Users of wireshark should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Wireshark version 1.0.6, and resolve these issues. All running instances of Wireshark must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 35767
    published 2009-03-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35767
    title CentOS 3 / 4 : wireshark (CESA-2009:0313)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:13:27.560-04:00
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 Wireshark 1.0.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long SMTP request, which triggers an infinite loop.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11351
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Wireshark 1.0.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long SMTP request, which triggers an infinite loop.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:0313
rpms
  • wireshark-0:1.0.6-EL3.3
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.0.6-EL3.3
  • wireshark-0:1.0.6-2.el4_7
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.0.6-2.el4_7
  • wireshark-0:1.0.6-2.el5_3
  • wireshark-gnome-0:1.0.6-2.el5_3
refmap via4
bid 32422
bugtraq
  • 20081122 [SVRT-04-08] Vulnerability in WireShark 1.0.4 for DoS Attack
  • 20081211 rPSA-2008-0336-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
fulldisc 20081122 [SVRT-04-08] Vulnerability in WireShark 1.0.4 for DoS Attack
mandriva MDVSA-2008:242
mlist [oss-security] 20081124 CVE Request -- wireshark
sectrack 1021275
secunia
  • 32840
  • 34144
sreason 4663
vupen ADV-2008-3231
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
lastmodified 2009-03-05
organization Red Hat
statement This issue has been addressed in Wireshark packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0313.html
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:14
Published 01-12-2008 - 10:30
Last modified 11-10-2018 - 16:54
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