wnpa-sec-2013-47 · DIS dissector large loop

Summary

Name: DIS dissector large loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-47

Date: July 26, 2013

Affected versions: 1.10.0, 1.8.0 to 1.8.8

Fixed versions: 1.10.1, 1.8.9

References:
Wireshark bug 8911
CVE-2013-4929

Details

Description

The DIS dissector could go into a large loop.

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 1.10.1, 1.8.9 or later.