wnpa-sec-2012-19 · Wireshark GSM RLC MAC dissector buffer overflow

Summary

Name: Wireshark GSM RLC MAC dissector buffer overflow

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-19

Date: August 15, 2012

Affected versions: 1.6.0 to 1.6.9, 1.8.0 to 1.8.1

Fixed versions: 1.8.2, 1.6.10

References: Wireshark bug 7561
CVE-2012-4297

Details

Description

The GSM RLC MAC dissector could overflow a buffer. Reported by Laurent Butti.

Impact

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash, hang, or execute code 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 or later.