CVE Database

CVE-2008-1561

Impact: Low
Public: 2008-03-28
Bugzilla: 440014: CVE-2008-1561 wireshark: crash in X.509sat and Roofnet dissectors

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.5 through 0.99.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed packet to the (1) X.509sat or (2) Roofnet dissectors. NOTE: Vector 2 might also lead to a hang.

Find out more about CVE-2008-1561 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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-2008-0890.html

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 October 01, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 October 01, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2008:0890 October 01, 2008

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