VDB-82944 · CVE-2005-3241 · BID 15148

Ethereal FC-FCS Dissector Memory denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Ethereal (Packet Analyzer Software) (affected version unknown). Affected is an unknown functionality of the component FC-FCS Dissector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability (Memory). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was shared 10/19/2005 by iDefense with iDEFENSE (Website). The advisory is shared for download at ethereal.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2005-3241. 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.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117829 (CentOS Security Update for Ethereal (CESA-2005:809)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries 26678, 26677, 26676 and 26675 are related to this item.





  • open-source


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Name: Memory
Class: Denial of service / Memory
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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10/17/2005 🔍
10/19/2005 +2 days 🔍
10/19/2005 +0 days 🔍
10/20/2005 +0 days 🔍
10/20/2005 +0 days 🔍
04/27/2016 +3841 days 🔍
07/26/2022 +2281 days 🔍


Advisory: ethereal.com
Researcher: iDefense
Organization: iDEFENSE
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-3241 (🔍)
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: 20122 - Ethereal FC-FCS Dissector Memory Exhaustion DoS

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 04/27/2016 05:31 PM
Updated: 07/26/2022 08:32 PM
Changes: 04/27/2016 05:31 PM (46), 10/28/2018 08:23 AM (12), 07/26/2022 08:24 PM (3), 07/26/2022 08:32 PM (7)
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