wnpa-sec-2012-30 · Wireshark pcap-ng host name disclosure


Name: Wireshark pcap-ng host name disclosure

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-30

Date: November 28, 2012

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.3

Fixed versions: 1.8.4




Wireshark could leak potentially sensitive host name resolution information when working with multiple pcap-ng files. Discovered by Laura Chappell.


Pcap-ng files created with Wireshark could contain sensitive host name information.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.4 or later.

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