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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4684

packet-frame in Wireshark 0.99.2 through 1.0.3 does not properly handle exceptions thrown by post dissectors, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a certain series of packets, as demonstrated by enabling the (1) PRP or (2) MATE post dissector.
Publish Date : 2008-10-22 Last Update Date : 2012-08-13
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

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
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-10-22 2008-05-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4684 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084684 unix
ELSA-2009:0313: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22684 unix
packet-frame in Wireshark 0.99.2 through 1.0.3 does not properly handle exceptions thrown by post dissectors, which allo... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10223 unix
packet-frame vulnerability in Wireshark 0.99.2 through 1.0.3 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14767 windows
RHSA-2009:0313: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090313 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4684

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.6a Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wireshark Wireshark 13

- References For CVE-2008-4684

http://securitytracker.com/id?1021069
SECTRACK 1021069
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-082.htm CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/32944
SECUNIA 32944
http://secunia.com/advisories/32355
SECUNIA 32355
http://secunia.com/advisories/34144
SECUNIA 34144
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0336 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/499154/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081211 rPSA-2008-0336-1 tshark wireshark
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0313.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0313
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:215
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:215
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1673
DEBIAN DSA-1673
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2872
VUPEN ADV-2008-2872
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2549 CONFIRM
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-06.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31838
BID 31838 Wireshark 1.0.3 Multiple Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-06-30

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4684

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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