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

Summary

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

References:
Wireshark bug 8364
Wireshark bug 8546
CVE-2013-2486
CVE-2013-2487

Details

Description

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