wnpa-sec-2016-29 · SPOOLS infinite loop

Summary

Name: SPOOLS infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-29

Date: June 7, 2016

Affected versions: 2.0.0 to 2.0.3, 1.12.0 to 1.12.11

Fixed versions: 2.0.4, 1.12.12

References:
CVE-2016-5350

Details

Description

The SPOOLS dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by the CESG.

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 2.0.4, 1.12.12 or later.