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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4685

Use-after-free vulnerability in the dissect_q931_cause_ie function in packet-q931.c in the Q.931 dissector in Wireshark 0.10.3 through 1.0.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash or abort) via certain packets that trigger an exception.
Publish Date : 2008-10-22 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required 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:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-10-22 2008-09-13
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4685 unix
DSA-1673 wireshark -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8237 unix
DSA-1673-1 wireshark - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20196 unix
ELSA-2009:0313: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22684 unix
RHSA-2009:0313 -- wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29088 unix
RHSA-2009:0313: wireshark security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090313 unix
Use-after-free vulnerability in the dissect_q931_cause_ie function in packet-q931.c in the Q.931 dissector in Wireshark ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10788 unix
Use-after-free vulnerability in dissect_q931_cause_ie function in Wireshark oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26194 windows
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-2008-4685

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.10.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.6a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Wireshark Wireshark 1.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wireshark Wireshark 23

- References For CVE-2008-4685
BID 31838 Wireshark 1.0.3 Multiple Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-06-30 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-2872
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10788
BUGTRAQ 20081211 rPSA-2008-0336-1 tshark wireshark

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4685

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