ID CVE-2009-0599
Summary Buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c in Wireshark 0.99.7 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed NetScreen snoop file.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • 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
  • Wireshark 1.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.5
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 17-02-2009 - 10:49)
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
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-1877.NASL
    description Minor security issues are fixed in new version of wireshark. Security-related bugs in the Tektronix K12 and NetScreen file formats have been fixed. http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-01.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 35933
    published 2009-03-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35933
    title Fedora 9 : wireshark-1.0.6-1.fc9 (2009-1877)
  • 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 SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_WIRESHARK-090218.NASL
    description wireshark: fixed crashes while reading capture files containing NetScreen data (CVE-2009-0599), Tektronix K12 capture files (CVE-2009-0600) and and a format string vulnerability (CVE-2009-0601).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40322
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40322
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-539)
  • 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 Windows
    NASL id WIRESHARK_1_0_6.NASL
    description The installed version of Wireshark or Ethereal is affected by multiple denial of service issues : - Wireshark could crash while reading a malformed NetScreen snoop file. (Bug 3151) - Wireshark could crash while reading a Tektronix K12 text capture file. (Bug 1937)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 35629
    published 2009-02-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35629
    title Wireshark / Ethereal 0.99.6 to 1.0.5 Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • 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 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-090218.NASL
    description wireshark: fixed crashes while reading capture files containing NetScreen data (CVE-2009-0599), Tektronix K12 capture files (CVE-2009-0600) and and a format string vulnerability (CVE-2009-0601).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40153
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40153
    title openSUSE Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-539)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_WIRESHARK-6007.NASL
    description wireshark: fixed crashes while reading capture files containing NetScreen data (CVE-2009-0599), Tektronix K12 capture files (CVE-2009-0600) and and a format string vulnerability (CVE-2009-0601).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 35729
    published 2009-02-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35729
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : wireshark (wireshark-6007)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_F6F19735924549188A6087948EBB4907.NASL
    description Vendor reports : On non-Windows systems Wireshark could crash if the HOME environment variable contained sprintf-style string formatting characters. Wireshark could crash while reading a malformed NetScreen snoop file. Wireshark could crash while reading a Tektronix K12 text capture file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-23
    plugin id 35990
    published 2009-03-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35990
    title FreeBSD : wireshark -- multiple vulnerabilities (f6f19735-9245-4918-8a60-87948ebb4907)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-058.NASL
    description Buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c in Wireshark 0.99.7 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed NetScreen snoop file. (CVE-2009-0599) Wireshark 0.99.6 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted Tektronix K12 text capture file, as demonstrated by a file with exactly one frame. (CVE-2009-0600) Format string vulnerability in Wireshark 0.99.8 through 1.0.5 on non-Windows platforms allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) via format string specifiers in the HOME environment variable. (CVE-2009-0601) This update provides Wireshark 1.0.6, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 37419
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37419
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wireshark (MDVSA-2009:058)
  • 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)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-1798.NASL
    description Few minor security issues were fixed in new version of wireshark. Security- related bugs in the Tektronix K12 and NetScreen file formats have been fixed. http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-01.html NFSv4.1: Add support for backchannel decoding - Dynamically registers a callback dissector based on the CREATE_SESSION args. - Supports the decoding of CB_SEQUENCE, CB_RECALL, CB_LAYOUTRECALL operations 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 37388
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37388
    title Fedora 10 : wireshark-1.0.6-1.fc10 (2009-1798)
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-08-19T04:00:32.571-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Shane Shaffer
      organization G2, Inc.
    • 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 Buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c in Wireshark 0.99.7 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed NetScreen snoop file.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14732
    status accepted
    submitted 2012-02-27T15:34:33.178-04:00
    title Buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c in Wireshark 0.99.7 through 1.0.5
    version 10
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:21:15.886-04:00
    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 Buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c in Wireshark 0.99.7 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed NetScreen snoop file.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9677
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title Buffer overflow in wiretap/netscreen.c in Wireshark 0.99.7 through 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed NetScreen snoop file.
    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 33690
bugtraq 20090312 rPSA-2009-0040-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
fedora FEDORA-2009-1877
osvdb 51815
sectrack 1021697
secunia
  • 33872
  • 34144
  • 34264
  • 34344
suse SUSE-SR:2009:005
vupen ADV-2009-0370
Last major update 02-09-2013 - 01:54
Published 16-02-2009 - 15:30
Last modified 10-10-2018 - 15:29
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