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


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



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


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.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.5, 1.6.13 or later.

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