wnpa-sec-2012-12 · Large loop in the NFS dissector


Name: Large loop in the NFS dissector

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-12

Date: July 22, 2012

Affected versions: 1.4.0 to 1.4.13, 1.6.0 to 1.6.8, 1.8.0

Fixed versions: 1.8.1, 1.6.9, 1.4.14

References: Wireshark bug 7436



The NFS dissector could use excessive amounts of CPU.


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


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.1, 1.6.9, 1.4.14 or later.

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