wnpa-sec-2013-08 · Wireshark dissection engine crash

Summary

Name: Wireshark dissection engine crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-08

Date: January 29, 2013

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.4, 1.6.0 to 1.6.12

Fixed versions: 1.8.5, 1.6.13

References: Wireshark bug 8197
CVE-2013-1589

Details

Description

The Wireshark dissection engine could crash. Discovered by Laurent Butti.

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 1.8.5, 1.6.13 or later.