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


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

Wireshark bug 8760



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


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


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