Name: AMPQ dissector infinite loop
Date: March 6, 2013
Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.5, 1.6.0 to 1.6.13
Fixed versions: 1.8.6, 1.6.14
The AMPQ dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Moshe Kaplan.
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 1.8.6, 1.6.14 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)