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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0223 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
Multiple problems in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) versions 0.6.0 to 0.99.7
3 March 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Wireshark 0.6.0 to 0.99.7
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1070 CVE-2008-1071 CVE-2008-1072
Revision History: March 3 2008: Added CVEs
February 29 2008: Initial Release
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Name: Multiple problems in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) versions
0.6.0 to 0.99.7
Date: February 27, 2008
Versions affected: 0.6.0 up to and including 0.99.7
Wireshark 0.99.8 fixes the following vulnerabilities:
* The SCTP dissector could crash.
Versions affected: 0.99.5 to 0.99.7
* The SNMP dissector could crash. (Bugs 2144 and 2277)
Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 0.99.7
* The TFTP dissector could crash Wireshark on Ubuntu 7.10. (This
appears to be a bug in the Cairo library on that platform.)
Reported by Noam Rathaus.
Versions affected: 0.6.0 to 0.99.7
It may be possible to make Wireshark or Ethereal crash or use up
available memory by injecting a purposefully malformed packet onto
the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace
Upgrade to Wireshark 0.99.8.
If are running Wireshark 0.99.7 or Ethereal 0.99.0 or earlier and
cannot upgrade, you can work around each of the problems listed
above by doing the following:
* Disable the SCTP, SNMP and TFTP dissectors.
o Select Analyze?Enabled Protocols... from the menu.
o Make sure "SCTP," "SNMP," and "TFTP" are un-checked.
o Click "Save", then click "OK".
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