wnpa-sec-2015-13 · WebSocket DoS

Summary

Name: WebSocket DoS

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-13

Date: May 12, 2015

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.4

Fixed versions: 1.12.5

References:
Wireshark issue 10989
CVE-2015-3810

Details

Description

The WebSocket dissector could recurse excessively.

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 1.12.5 or later.