wnpa-sec-2016-21 · IEEE 802.11 dissector crash

Summary

Name: IEEE 802.11 dissector crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-21

Date: April 22, 2016

Affected versions: 2.0.0 to 2.0.2

Fixed versions: 2.0.3

References:
Wireshark issue 11824
Wireshark issue 12187
CVE-2016-4078

Details

Description

The IEEE 802.11 dissector 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 2.0.3 or later.