wnpa-sec-2012-14 · Wireshark MongoDB large loop

Summary

Name: Wireshark MongoDB large loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-14

Date: August 15, 2012

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.1

Fixed versions: 1.8.2

References: Wireshark bug 7572
CVE-2012-4287

Details

Description

The MongoDB dissector could go into a large loop. Reported by Ben Schmidt.

Impact

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.

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.2 or later.