Intrusion Prevention

Wireshark.LDAP.Dissector.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a denial-of-service vulnerability in Wireshark.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the LDAP dissector handles a specially crafted packet. It allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (application crash).

Affected Products

Wireshark Wireshark 0.99.8 and previous versions

Impact

Denial of service

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest versions:
http://www.wireshark.org/

CVE References

CVE-2008-1562