wnpa-sec-2016-03 · DNP3 dissector infinite loop

Summary

Name: DNP3 dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-03

Date: February 26, 2016

Affected versions: 2.0.0 to 2.0.1, 1.12.0 to 1.12.9

Fixed versions: 2.0.2, 1.12.10

References:
Wireshark issue 11938
CVE-2016-2523

Details

Description

The DNP3 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 2.0.2, 1.12.10 or later.