Wireshark up to 1.2.0 denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Wireshark up to 1.2.0 (Packet Analyzer Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Wireshark 1.2.0 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a file that records a malformed packet trace and is processed by the (1) Bluetooth L2CAP, (2) RADIUS, or (3) MIOP dissector. NOTE: it was later reported that the RADIUS issue also affects 0.10.13 through 1.0.9.

The weakness was shared 10/28/2009 with Wireshark (Website). The advisory is available at wireshark.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2009-2560 since 07/21/2009. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68032 (Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2010-0360)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116662 (Wireshark Denial of Service Vulnerabilities(wnpa-sec-2009-07,wnpa-sec-2009-08 )).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at wireshark.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54019) and Tenable (68032).






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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 68032
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : wireshark (ELSA-2010-0360)
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OpenVAS ID: 66454
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1942-1 (wireshark)
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Patch: wireshark.org


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Product: wireshark.org

Advisory: wireshark.org
Organization: Wireshark
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-2560 (🔍)

X-Force: 54019 - Wireshark RADIUS dissector denial of service, Medium Risk
Vulnerability Center: 22977 - Wireshark 1.2.0 Multiple Remote DoS Unspecified Vulnerabilities, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36846 - Wireshark 1.2.2 and 1.0.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 37409 - Gentoo update for wireshark, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 59461 - Wireshark RADIUS Dissector Unspecified DoS
Vupen: ADV-2009-3061


Created: 11/19/2009 04:06 PM
Updated: 03/17/2021 03:51 PM
Changes: 11/19/2009 04:06 PM (86), 02/12/2017 12:56 PM (9), 03/17/2021 03:51 PM (3)
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