wnpa-sec-2018-22 · CQL infinite loop

Summary

Name: CQL infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2018-22

Date: April 3, 2018

Affected versions: 2.4.0 to 2.4.5

Fixed versions: 2.4.6

References:
Wireshark issue 14530

Details

Description

The CQL dissector could to into an infinite loop.

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 2.4.6 or later.