wnpa-sec-2016-38 · WBXML infinite loop

Summary

Name: WBXML infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-38

Date: June 7, 2016

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.11

Fixed versions: 1.12.12

References:
Wireshark issue 12408
CVE-2016-5359

Details

Description

The WBXML dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Chris Benedict, Aurelien Delaitre, NIST SAMATE Project.

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 1.12.12 or later.