wnpa-sec-2013-29 · Websocket dissector crash

Summary

Name: Websocket dissector crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-29

Date: May 17, 2013

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.6

Fixed versions: 1.8.7

References:
Wireshark bug 8448
Wireshark bug 8499
CVE-2013-3561
CVE-2013-3562

Details

Description

The Websocket dissector could crash. Discovered by Moshe Kaplan.

Impact

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash 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.