wnpa-sec-2014-13 · MEGACO dissector infinite loop

Summary

Name: MEGACO dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2014-13

Date: September 16, 2014

Affected versions: 1.12.0, 1.10.0 to 1.10.9

Fixed versions: 1.12.1, 1.10.10

References:
Wireshark issue 10333
CVE-2014-6423

Details

Description

The MEGACO dissector could go into an infinite 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 1.12.1, 1.10.10 or later.