wnpa-sec-2013-37 · GSM CBCH dissector crash

Summary

Name: GSM CBCH dissector crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-37

Date: June 7, 2013

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.7

Fixed versions: 1.8.8

References:
Wireshark bug 8730
CVE-2013-4079

Details

Description

The GSM CBCH 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 1.8.8 or later.