wnpa-sec-2016-25 · Wireshark and TShark crash

Summary

Name: Wireshark and TShark crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-25

Date: April 22, 2016

Affected versions: 2.0.0 to 2.0.2, 1.12.0 to 1.12.10

Fixed versions: 2.0.3, 1.12.11

References:
Wireshark issue 12268
CVE-2016-4006

Details

Description

Wireshark and TShark could exhaust the stack. Discovered by Liuyinsheng.

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, 1.12.11 or later.