wnpa-sec-2016-41 · PacketBB crash

Summary

Name: PacketBB crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-41

Date: July 27, 2016

Affected versions: 2.0.0 to 2.0.4, 1.12.0 to 1.12.12

Fixed versions: 2.0.5, 1.12.13

References:
Wireshark issue 12577

Details

Description

The PacketBB dissector could divide by zero. Discovered by Chris Benedict, Aurelien Delaitre, NIST SAMATE Project.

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 2.0.5, 1.12.13 or later.