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: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/08

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5285

Secunia: 32840

CWE: 399