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wireshark -- SMTP Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability

Affected packages
ethereal < 1.0.4_1
ethereal-lite < 1.0.4_1
tethereal < 1.0.4_1
tethereal-lite < 1.0.4_1
wireshark < 1.0.4_1
wireshark-lite < 1.0.4_1


VuXML ID baece347-c489-11dd-a721-0030843d3802
Discovery 2008-11-24
Entry 2008-12-07

Secunia reports:

A vulnerability has been reported in Wireshark, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the SMTP dissector and can be exploited to trigger the execution of an infinite loop via a large SMTP packet.


CVE Name CVE-2008-5285