wnpa-sec-2011-18 · Wireshark Infiniband dissector vulnerability

Summary

Name: Wireshark Infiniband dissector vulnerability

Docid: wnpa-sec-2011-18

Date: November 1, 2011

Affected versions: 1.4.0 to 1.4.9, 1.6.0 to 1.6.2

Fixed versions: 1.6.3

References: Wireshark bug 6476

Details

Description

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that the Infiniband dissector could dereference a NULL pointer.

Impact

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

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.6.3 or later.