Name: Wireshark USB dissector infinite loop
Date: November 28, 2012
Affected versions: 1.6.0 to 1.6.11, 1.8.0 to 1.8.3
Fixed versions: 1.8.4, 1.6.12
References: Wireshark bug 7787
The USB dissector could go into an infinite loop.
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.
Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.4, 1.6.12 or later.
- WLAN packet capture and transmission
- Full 802.11 a/b/g/n support
- View management, control and data frames
- Multi-channel aggregation (with multiple adapters)