Wireshark ANSI A MAP Files Denial of Service Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Wireshark and is prone to denial of service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is caused to an infinite loop was found in the way ANSI A interface dissector of the Wireshark network traffic analyzer processed certain ANSI A MAP capture files. If Wireshark read a malformed packet off a network or opened a malicious packet capture file, it could lead to denial of service.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark version 1.6.0 Wireshark version 1.4.x to 1.4.7 on Mac OS X

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Wireshark version 1.4.8 or 1.6.1 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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