wnpa-sec-2015-15 · X11 memory leak

Summary

Name: X11 memory leak

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-15

Date: May 12, 2015

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.4, 1.10.0 to 1.10.13

Fixed versions: 1.12.5, 1.10.14

References:
Wireshark issue 11088
CVE-2015-3812

Details

Description

The X11 dissector could leak memory.

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, 1.10.14 or later.