wnpa-sec-2008-06 · Multiple problems in Wireshark


Name: Multiple problems in Wireshark

Docid: wnpa-sec-2008-06

Date: October 20, 2008

Affected versions: 0.10.3 up to and including 1.0.3

Fixed versions: 1.0.4



Wireshark 1.0.4 fixes the following vulnerabilities:

  • Florent Drouin and David Maciejak of Fortinet\'s FortiGuard Global Security Research Team independently discovered that the Bluetooth ACL dissector could crash or abort. (Bug )
    Versions affected: 0.99.2 to 1.0.3
  • The Q.931 dissector could crash or abort. (Bug )
    Versions affected: 0.10.3 to 1.0.3
  • Wireshark could abort while reading Tamos CommView capture files. (Bug )
    Versions affected: 0.99.7 to 1.0.3
  • David Maciejak found that the USB dissector could crash or abort. This led to the discovery of a similar problem in the Bluetooth RFCOMM dissector. (Bug )
    Versions affected: 0.99.7 to 1.0.3
  • Vivek Gupta and David Maciejak found that the PRP and MATE dissectors could make Wireshark crash. (Neither PRP nor MATE are enabled by default.) (Bug ) Versions affected: 0.99.2 to 1.0.3


It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a series of malformed packets onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.0.4 or later. Due to the nature of the bugs, there is no workaround for previous versions.

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