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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
Wireshark (Ethereal) Bugs in HTTP, LDAP, XOT, WBXML, and MIME Multipart Dissectors Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017129
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017129
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4574, CVE-2006-4805, CVE-2006-5468, CVE-2006-5469, CVE-2006-5740   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 27 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.9.8 up to and including 0.99.3
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Wireshark (Ethereal). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target service to crash or consume excessive memory.

The HTTP, LDAP, XOT, WBXML, and MIME Multipart dissectors are affected. Also, the parsing of WEP keys (when AirPcap support is enabled) is affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause Wireshark to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.99.4), available at:

http://www.wireshark.org/download.html

The Wireshark advisory is available at:

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2006-03.html

Vendor URL:  www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2006-03.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 9 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Wireshark (Ethereal) Bugs in HTTP, LDAP, XOT, WBXML, and MIME Multipart Dissectors Let Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



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