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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
Wireshark IKE Packet Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025875
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025875
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3266   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 8 2011
Original Entry Date:  Jul 30 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4.0 to 1.4.8, 1.6.0 to 1.6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted IKE packet to cause the IKEv1 dissector to enter an infinite loop.

The vulnerability resides in the proto_tree_add_item() function in 'tshark.c'.

The penetration test team Of NCNIPC (China) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause Wireshark to enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.4.9, 1.6.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2011-13.html

Vendor URL:  www.wireshark.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 7 2011 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Wireshark IKE Packet Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 11.



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