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wnpa-sec-2023-27 · RTPS dissector memory leak

Summary

Name: RTPS dissector memory leak

Docid: wnpa-sec-2023-27

Date: October 4, 2023

Affected versions: 4.0.0 to 4.0.8, 3.6.0 to 3.6.16

Fixed versions: 4.0.9, 3.6.17

References:

Wireshark issue 19322.
CVE-2023-5371.

Details

Description

The RTPS dissector could leak memory.

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 4.0.9, 3.6.17 or later.