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wnpa-sec-2015-51 · Sniffer file parser crash

Summary

Name: Sniffer file parser crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2015-51

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 11827.
CVE-2015-8733.

Details

Description

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

Impact

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

Resolution

Upgrade to Wireshark 2.0.1, 1.12.9 or later.