wnpa-sec-2015-30 · Pcapng file parser crash

Summary

Name: Pcapng file parser crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-30

Date: October 14, 2015

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.7

Fixed versions: 1.12.8

References:
Wireshark issue 11455
CVE-2015-7830

Details

Description

The pcapng file parser could crash while copying an interface filter. Discovered by Dario Lombardo and Anonymous working with HPE's Zero Day Initiative.

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 1.12.8 or later.