wnpa-sec-2013-39 · HTTP dissector crash

Summary

Name: HTTP dissector crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-39

Date: June 7, 2013

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.7, 1.6.0 to 1.6.15

Fixed versions: 1.8.8, 1.6.16

References:
Wireshark bug 8733
CVE-2013-4081

Details

Description

The HTTP dissector could overrun the stack.

Impact

It may be possible to make Wireshark consume excessive CPU resources and crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.8, 1.6.16 or later.