wnpa-sec-2013-23 · RELOAD dissector infinite loop


Name: RELOAD dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-23

Date: May 17, 2013

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.6

Fixed versions: 1.8.7

Wireshark bug 8364
Wireshark bug 8546



The RELOAD dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Evan 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 1.8.7 or later.

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