wnpa-sec-2018-11 · Pcapng file parser crash

Summary

Name: Pcapng file parser crash

Docid: wnpa-sec-2018-11

Date: February 23, 2018

Affected versions: 2.4.0 to 2.4.4, 2.2.0 to 2.2.12

Fixed versions: 2.4.5, 2.2.13

References:
Wireshark issue 14403

Details

Description

The pcapng file parser could crash. Discovered by Magnus Stubman.

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 2.4.5, 2.2.13 or later.