wnpa-sec-2013-22 · DTLS dissector crash

Summary

Name: DTLS dissector crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-22

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

References: Wireshark bug 8380
CVE-2013-2488

Details

Description

The DTLS dissector could crash. Discovered by Laurent Butti.

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, 1.6.14 or later.