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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
Wireshark Packet Reassembly Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020471
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020471
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3145   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 23 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 11 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.8.19 - 1.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a series of specially crafted packets to cause the target service to crash.

The vulnerability resides in the fragment_add_work() function in 'reassemble.c'.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-04.html

Vendor URL:  www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2008-04.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 2 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Wireshark Packet Reassembly Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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