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

Summary

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
CVE-2013-2486
CVE-2013-2487

Details

Description

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

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 1.8.6 or later.