VDB-73331 · CVE-2014-9381 · BID 71693

Ettercap 0.8.1 Dissector dissector_cvs numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in Ettercap 0.8.1 (Packet Analyzer Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects the function dissector_cvs of the component Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

Integer signedness error in the dissector_cvs function in dissectors/ec_cvs.c in Ettercap 0.8.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted password, which triggers a large memory allocation.

The weakness was released 12/19/2014 by Nick Sampanis (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at obrela.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-9381 since 12/11/2014. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 80340 (Fedora 21 : ettercap-0.8.1-2.fc21 (2014-17090)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123460 (Fedora Security Update for ettercap (FEDORA-2015-4009)).

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 vulnerability database at Tenable (80340). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 73330, 73329, 73328 and 73327.





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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 80340
Nessus Name: Fedora 21 : ettercap-0.8.1-2.fc21 (2014-17090)
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OpenVAS ID: 867487
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for ettercap FEDORA-2014-17210
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Patch: github.com


12/11/2014 🔍
12/16/2014 +5 days 🔍
12/19/2014 +3 days 🔍
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01/13/2015 +25 days 🔍
03/27/2015 +73 days 🔍
04/09/2022 +2570 days 🔍


Advisory: obrela.com
Researcher: Nick Sampanis
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-9381 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 48018 - Ettercap 0.8.1 Remote DoS via a Crafted Password, Medium
SecurityFocus: 71693 - Ettercap 'dissectors/ec_cvs.c' Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/09/2022 02:28 PM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (61), 06/17/2017 07:52 AM (9), 04/09/2022 02:26 PM (3), 04/09/2022 02:28 PM (1)
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