Bug 524001 (CVE-2009-3242) - CVE-2009-3242 Wireshark: DoS (crash) in GSM A RR dissector
Summary: CVE-2009-3242 Wireshark: DoS (crash) in GSM A RR dissector
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2009-3242
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/s...
Whiteboard: impact=low,reported=20090917,source=i...
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-09-17 14:51 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-06-08 12:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-25 09:48:12 UTC


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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-17 14:51:59 UTC
A denial of service flaw was found in the Wireshark's GSM layer 3 Radio Resource Protocol (GSM A RR) dissector. Loading a specially-crafted GSM A RR PCAP capture
file in Wireshark would lead to Wireshark crash.

References:
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https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3893
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-06.html

Upstream patch:
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http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/trunk/epan/dissectors/packet-gsm_a_rr.c?r1=29390&r2=29403&pathrev=29403

Reproducer:
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http://www.wireshark.org/download/automated/captures/fuzz-2009-08-13-21137.pcap

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-17 14:53:23 UTC
This issue does NOT affect the versions of the wireshark package, 
as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

This issue affects the latest versions of wireshark package,
as shipped with Fedora release of 10 and 11 (wireshark-1.2.1-1.fc10
and wireshark-1.2.1-1.fc11).

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-18 10:52:49 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-3242 to
the following vulnerability:

Unspecified vulnerability in packet.c in the GSM A RR dissector in
Wireshark 1.2.0 and 1.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (application crash) via unknown vectors related to "an
uninitialized dissector handle," which triggers an assertion failure.

References:
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http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3242
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3893
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-06.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36408
http://secunia.com/advisories/36754

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-11-04 12:02:42 UTC
wireshark-1.2.2-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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