wnpa-sec-2012-02 · Wireshark NULL pointer vulnerabilities

Summary

Name: Wireshark NULL pointer vulnerabilities

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-02

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 6634

Details

Description

Wireshark was improperly handling NULL pointers when displaying packet information which could lead to a crash.

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 1.4.11, 1.6.5 or later.