KLA10961
Denial of service vulnerability in Wireshark
Updated: 07/05/2018
CVSS
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7.8
Detect date
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02/17/2017
Severity
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Critical
Description

An infinite loop and memory exhaustion vulnerability was found in Wireshark versions 2.2.4 and earlier. By exploiting this vulnerability malicious users can possibly cause a denial of service. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely via a specially designed or malformed STANAG 4607 capture.


Technical details

The issue is related to a packet with null field of the packet size in the packet header. In this case, the offset to read from will not advance. Contininuous attempts to read the same zero-length packet will soon exhaust all system memory.

Affected products

Wireshark 2.0.0 to 2.0.10
Wireshark 2.2.0 to 2.2.4 

Solution

Update to the latest version
Download Wireshark

Original advisories

wnpa-sec-2017-06

Impacts
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DoS 
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Related products
Wireshark
CVE-IDS
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CVE-2017-6014