wnpa-sec-2016-16 · SPICE dissector large loop

Summary

Name: SPICE dissector large loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-16

Date: February 26, 2016

Affected versions: 2.0.0 to 2.0.1

Fixed versions: 2.0.2

References:
Wireshark issue 12151
CVE-2016-4419

Details

Description

The SPICE dissector could enter a large loop.

Impact

It may be possible to make Wireshark crash or 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 or later.