wnpa-sec-2012-27 · Wireshark PPP dissector crash

Summary

Name: Wireshark PPP dissector crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-27

Date: October 2, 2012

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.2

Fixed versions: 1.8.3

References: Wireshark bug 7316 Wireshark bug 7668
CVE-2012-5238

Details

Description

The PPP dissector could abort.

Impact

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

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.3 or later.