wnpa-sec-2015-08 · Pcapng file parser crash

Summary

Name: Pcapng file parser crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-08

Date: March 4, 2015

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.3, 1.10.0 to 1.10.12

Fixed versions: 1.12.4, 1.10.13

References:
Wireshark issue 10895
CVE-2015-2189

Details

Description

The pcapng file parser could crash.

Impact

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 1.12.4, 1.10.13 or later.