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wnpa-sec-2015-16 · Reassembly memory leak

Summary

Name: Reassembly memory leak

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-16

Date: May 12, 2015

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.4

Fixed versions: 1.12.5

References:

Wireshark issue 11129.
CVE-2015-3813.

Details

Description

The packet reassembly code could leak memory.

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 1.12.5 or later.