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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Ethereal 0.10.12 (Packet Analyzer Software). Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a infinite loop vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-835. The program contains an iteration or loop with an exit condition that cannot be reached, i.e., an infinite loop. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was released 10/19/2005 by iDefense with iDEFENSE (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2005-3247 since 10/17/2005. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1499.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 21865 (CentOS 3 / 4 : ethereal (CESA-2005:809)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117829 (CentOS Security Update for Ethereal (CESA-2005:809)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (22806) and Tenable (21865). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 26678, 26677, 26675 and 26674.





  • open-source


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.0
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Class: Infinite loop
CWE: CWE-835 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 21865
Nessus Name: CentOS 3 / 4 : ethereal (CESA-2005:809)
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OpenVAS ID: 55783
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200510-25 (Ethereal)
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Researcher: iDefense
Organization: iDEFENSE
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2005-3247 (🔍)

X-Force: 22806
SecurityTracker: 1015082 - Ethereal Bugs in Multiple Dissectors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code or Cause Denial of Service Conditions
Vulnerability Center: 9531 - Ethereal 0.10.12 DoS via SigComp UDVM, Medium
SecurityFocus: 15148 - Ethereal Multiple Protocol Dissector Vulnerabilities In Versions Prior To 0.10.13
Secunia: 17254 - Ethereal Multiple Protocol Dissector and PCRE Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 20132 - Ethereal SigComp UDVM Infinite Loop DoS

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Created: 03/11/2015 11:39 PM
Updated: 07/06/2021 10:01 AM
Changes: 03/11/2015 11:39 PM (70), 06/08/2017 11:46 PM (14), 07/06/2021 10:01 AM (3)
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