wnpa-sec-2011-09 · Lucent/Ascend file parser vulnerability in Wireshark
Name: Lucent/Ascend file parser vulnerability in Wireshark
Date: May 31, 2011
Affected versions: 1.2.0 up to and including 1.2.17
Fixed versions: 1.2.18
Wireshark 1.2.18 fixes the following vulnerability:
- The Lucent/Ascend file parser was susceptible to an infinite loop. Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.17, 1.4.0 to 1.4.7, and 1.6.0. CVE-2011-2597
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 1.2.18 or later. It is not possible to work around this bug.