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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.

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CVE list

  • CVE-2017-6014

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