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Wireshark 1.4.0 Malformed IKE Packet Denial of Service



Wireshark 1.4.0 Malformed IKE Packet Denial of Service

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I. Summary

A flaw has been identified in Wireshark 1.4.0 when send a specific malformed IKE packet that will cause a denial of service .

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II. Description

Using PROTOS Test-Suite c09-isakmp(https://www.ee.oulu.fi/research/ouspg/PROTOS_Test-Suite_c09-isakmp),when we run the following command "java -jar c09-isakmp-r1.jar --host 210.77.17.129 --id 210.77.19.130 --secret dgggg --sourceport 34444  --index 3332" ,wireshark will capture the packet index 3332,then clike the field"Type Payload:Identification(5)",a error message will popup ,saying"Gtk-ERROR **:Byte index 6 is off the end of the line aborting...".Then wireshark be forced to close.


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III. Impact

Denial of service 

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IV. Affected

Wireshark 1.4.0, tested with Windows XP SP2. Previous versions may also be affected due to code reuse.

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V. Solution

Update the software version to 1.5.0 or 1.6.0

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VI. Credit

The penetration test team Of NCNIPC (China) is credited for this vulnerability.