wnpa-sec-2010-05 · Multiple vulnerabilities in Wireshark


Name: Multiple vulnerabilities in Wireshark

Docid: wnpa-sec-2010-05

Date: June 9, 2010

Affected versions: {{ start_version }} up to and including {{ end_version }}

Fixed versions: 1.0.14

Related: wnpa-sec-2010-06 (Multiple in Wireshark version 1.2.0 to 1.2.8 )



Wireshark 1.0.14 fixes the following vulnerabilities:

  • The SMB dissector could dereference a NULL pointer. (Bug 4734)
    Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8
  • J. Oquendo discovered that the ASN.1 BER dissector could overrun the stack.
    Versions affected: 0.10.13 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8
  • The SMB PIPE dissector could dereference a NULL pointer on some platforms.
    Versions affected: 0.8.20 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8
  • The SigComp Universal Decompressor Virtual Machine could go into an infinite loop. (Bug 4826)
    Versions affected: 0.10.7 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8
  • The SigComp Universal Decompressor Virtual Machine could overrun a buffer. (Bug 4837)
    Versions affected: 0.10.8 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8


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


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.0.14 or later. Due to the nature of these bugs we do not recommend trying to work around the problem by disabling dissectors.

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