wnpa-sec-2014-16 · HIP infinite loop

Summary

Name: HIP infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2014-16

Date: September 16, 2014

Affected versions: 1.12.0

Fixed versions: 1.12.1

References:
CVE-2014-6426

Details

Description

The HIP 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 or later.