wnpa-sec-2013-40 · Ixia IxVeriWave file parser crash

Summary

Name: Ixia IxVeriWave file parser crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-40

Date: June 7, 2013

Affected versions: 1.8.0 to 1.8.7

Fixed versions: 1.8.8

References:
Wireshark bug 8760
CVE-2013-4082

Details

Description

The Ixia IxVeriWave file parser could overflow the heap. Discovered by Sachin Shinde.

Impact

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

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.8 or later.