wnpa-sec-2015-44 · VeriWave file parser crashes

Summary

Name: VeriWave file parser crashes

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-44

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 bug 11789
Wireshark bug 11791
CVE-2015-8726

Details

Description

The VeriWave file parser could crash. Discovered by Mateusz Jurczyk.

Impact

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 2.0.1, 1.12.9 or later.

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