wnpa-sec-2012-39 · Wireshark 3GPP2 A11 dissector infinite loop

Summary

Name: Wireshark 3GPP2 A11 dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-39

Date: November 28, 2012

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.3

Fixed versions: 1.8.4

References: Wireshark bug 7801

Details

Description

The 3GPP2 A11 dissector could go into an infinite loop.

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 1.8.4 or later.