wnpa-sec-2012-09 · Wireshark DIAMETER memory allocation flaw

Summary

Name: Wireshark DIAMETER memory allocation flaw

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-09

Date: May 21, 2012

Affected versions: 1.4.0 to 1.4.12, 1.6.0 to 1.6.7

Fixed versions: 1.4.13, 1.6.8

References: Wireshark bug 7138
CVE-2012-2393

Details

Description

The DIAMETER dissector could try to allocate memory improperly and 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 1.4.13, 1.6.8 or later.