wnpa-sec-2013-21 · RELOAD dissector infinite loop


Name: RELOAD dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-21

Date: March 6, 2013

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.5

Fixed versions: 1.8.6

References: Wireshark bug 8364



The RELOAD dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Even Jensen.


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 or later.

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