wnpa-sec-2011-11 · Lucent/Ascend file parser and ANSI MAP vulnerabilities in Wireshark
Name: Lucent/Ascend file parser and ANSI MAP vulnerabilities in Wireshark
Date: July 18, 2011
Affected versions: 1.6.0 up to and including 1.6.0
Fixed versions: 1.6.1
Wireshark 1.6.1 fixes the following vulnerabilities:
- 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
The ANSI MAP dissector was susceptible to an infinite loop.
Bug 6044) Versions affected: 1.4.0 to 1.4.7 and 1.6.0. CVE-2011-2698
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 1.6.1 or later. Although you can disable the ANSI MAP dissector it is not possible to work around the Lucent/Ascend parser bug.