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wnpa-sec-2015-34 · AllJoyn dissector infinite loop

Summary

Name: AllJoyn dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-34

Date: December 29, 2015

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.8

Fixed versions: 1.12.9

References:

Wireshark issue 11607.
CVE-2015-8715.

Details

Description

The AllJoyn dissector could go into an infinite loop.

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 1.12.9 or later.