wnpa-sec-2012-18 · Wireshark RTPS2 dissector buffer overflow

Summary

Name: Wireshark RTPS2 dissector buffer overflow

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-18

Date: August 15, 2012

Affected versions: 1.4.0 to 1.4.14, 1.6.0 to 1.6.9, 1.8.0 to 1.8.1

Fixed versions: 1.8.2, 1.6.10, 1.4.15

References: Wireshark bug 7568
CVE-2012-4296

Details

Description

The RTPS2 dissector could overflow a buffer. Reported by Laurent Butti.

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, 1.6.10, 1.4.15 or later.