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Secunia Security Advisory 31044

Secunia Security Advisory 31044
Posted Jul 15, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
MD5 | 556daa65e5832aecf3e04b8d9fb634fd

Secunia Security Advisory 31044

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TITLE:
Wireshark Packet Reassembly Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA31044

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/31044/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.x
http://secunia.com/product/1228/
Wireshark 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/18083/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Wireshark, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when reassembling packets
and can be exploited to cause the application to crash when processing
a series of malformed packets that are either captured off the wire or
loaded via a capture file.

The vulnerability is reported in versions 0.8.19 to 1.0.1.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.0.2.
http://www.wireshark.org/download.html

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

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

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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