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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-3829

Original release date: 10/30/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Integer overflow in wiretap/erf.c in Wireshark before 1.2.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted erf file, related to an "unsigned integer wrap vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/20/2010)
The affected version of Wireshark as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 were fixed via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0360.html

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5979
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1942
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/trunk/wiretap/erf.c?view=markup&pathrev=29364
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3849
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-1.2.2.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9945
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#676492
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5979
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9945
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.2
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.3
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.1
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.10
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.11
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.12
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.13
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.14
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.4
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.5
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.6
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.7
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.8
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.10.9
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.16
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.7.9
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.6
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.19
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.8.20
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.2
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.7
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.14
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.5
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.8
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.10
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.9.6
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.0
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.5
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.4
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.3
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.8
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.9
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.2
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.6a
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.1
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.7
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.7
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.8
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.0
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.9
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.0
* cpe:/a:wireshark:wireshark:1.2.1 and previous versions

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