FreeBSD : wireshark -- SMTP Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability (baece347-c489-11dd-a721-0030843d3802)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35058


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35058

File Name: freebsd_pkg_baece347c48911dda7210030843d3802.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 12/8/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ethereal, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ethereal-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tethereal, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tethereal-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wireshark, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wireshark-lite

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 12/7/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/24/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5285

CWE: 399

Secunia: 32840