wnpa-sec-2013-56 · ASSA R3 dissector infinite loop

Summary

Name: ASSA R3 dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2013-56

Date: September 10, 2013

Affected versions: 1.10.0 to 1.10.1, 1.8.0 to 1.8.9

Fixed versions: 1.10.2, 1.8.10

References:
Wireshark bug 9020
CVE-2013-5719

Details

Description

The ASSA R3 dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Ben Schmidt.

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 1.10.2, 1.8.10 or later.