wnpa-sec-2012-23 · Wireshark CTDB dissector large loop

Summary

Name: Wireshark CTDB dissector large loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-23

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 7573
CVE-2012-4290

Details

Description

The CTDB 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, 1.6.10, 1.4.15 or later.