wnpa-sec-2012-01 · Multiple Wireshark file parser vulnerabilities

Summary

Name: Multiple Wireshark file parser vulnerabilities

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-01

Date: January 10, 2012

Affected versions: 1.4.0 to 1.4.10, 1.6.0 to 1.6.4

Fixed versions: 1.4.11, 1.6.5

References: Wireshark bug 6663, Wireshark bug 6666, Wireshark bug 6667, Wireshark bug 6668, Wireshark bug 6669, Wireshark bug 6670

Details

Description

Laurent Butti discovered that Wireshark failed to properly check record sizes for many packet capture file formats.

Impact

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.4.11, 1.6.5 or later.