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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:
Wireshark SCTP, SNMP, and TFTP Dissector Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019515
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1070, CVE-2008-1071, CVE-2008-1072   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 28 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.6.0 through 0.99.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Wireshark (Ethereal), affecting the SCTP, SNMP, and TFTP dissectors. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target service to crash.

The SCTP dissector is only affected in versions 0.99.5 through 0.99.7.

The SNMP dissector is only affected in versions 0.99.6 and 0.99.7.

The TFTP dissector is only affected when running on Ubuntu 7.10 apparently due to a bug in the Cairo library on Ubuntu. Noam Rathaus reported this TFTP dissector vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause Wireshark to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.99.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling 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 SCTP, SNMP, and TFTP Dissector Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service   (
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 27 Feb 2008 23:46:56 -0500
Subject:  Wireshark

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