wnpa-sec-2015-17 · IEEE 802.11 infinite loop

Summary

Name: IEEE 802.11 infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-17

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 11110
CVE-2015-3814

Details

Description

The IEEE 802.11 dissector could go into an infinite loop.

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, 1.10.14 or later.