wnpa-sec-2017-06 · STANAG 4607 file parser infinite loop

Summary

Name: STANAG 4607 file parser infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2017-06

Date: March 3, 2017

Affected versions: 2.2.0 to 2.2.4, 2.0.0 to 2.0.10

Fixed versions: 2.2.5, 2.0.11

References:
Wireshark issue 13416
CVE-2017-6014

Details

Description

The STANAG 4607 dissector could go into an infinite loop and consume memory. Discovered by Chris Maixner.

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 2.2.5, 2.0.11 or later.