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wnpa-sec-2015-46 · ANSI A & GSM A dissector crashes

Summary

Name: ANSI A & GSM A dissector crashes

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-46

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 11797.
CVE-2015-8728.

Details

Description

The ANSI A and GSM A dissectors 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.