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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.801208
Category:Denial of Service
Title:Wireshark DOCSIS Dissector Denial of Service Vulnerability (Win)
Summary:Check for the version of Wireshark
Description:
Overview: This host is installed with Wireshark and is prone to
denial of service vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw is caused by an error in the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service
Interface Specification) dissector when processing malformed data. An
attacker can exploit this vulnerability by tricking a user into opening
a malformed packet trace file.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow attackers to crash the application.

Impact Level: Application

Affected Software/OS:
Wireshark Version 0.9.6 through 1.0.12 and
Wireshark Version 1.2.0 through 1.2.7

Fix:
Upgrade to the latest version of Wireshark 1.2.8 or 1.0.13,
For updates refer to http://www.wireshark.org/download

References:
http://secunia.com/advisories/39661
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-03.html
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2010-04.html
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 39950
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-1455
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/05/07/7
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:099
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:001 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00003.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:002 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00006.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/39950
http://www.osvdb.org/64363
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7331
http://secunia.com/advisories/39661
http://secunia.com/advisories/42877
http://secunia.com/advisories/43068
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1081
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0076
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0212
XForce ISS Database: wireshark-docsis-dos(58362)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/58362
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2010 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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