wnpa-sec-2016-42 · WSP infinite loop
Name: WSP infinite loop
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
Wireshark issue 12594.
The WSP dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Chris Benedict, Aurelien Delaitre, NIST SAMATE Project.
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.
Upgrade to Wireshark 2.0.5, 1.12.13 or later.