wnpa-sec-2015-42 · 802.11 decryption crash

Summary

Name: 802.11 decryption crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-42

Date: December 29, 2015

Affected versions: 2.0.0, 1.12.0 to 1.12.8

Fixed versions: 2.0.1, 1.12.9

References:
Wireshark issue 11790
Wireshark issue 11826
CVE-2015-8723

Details

Description

The 802.11 dissector could crash. Discovered by Mateusz Jurczyk.

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 2.0.1, 1.12.9 or later.