OSVDB ID: 85884

Title: Wireshark HSRP Dissector Malformed Packet Parsing Infinite Loop Remote DoS

Info

Disclosure

Oct 02, 2012

Discovery

Unknown

Dates

Exploit

Unknown

Solution

Oct 02, 2012

Description

Wireshark contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when an error occurs in the HSRP dissector during the parsing of a malformed packet. This will result in an infinite loop and a loss of availability for the program.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Availability
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.8.3 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Wireshark Foundation

Wireshark

1.8.1
1.8.0
1.8.2

References

Credit

Unknown or Incomplete



Direct URL: http://osvdb.org/85884