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Wireshark 'DOF dissector' DoS Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists as the 'DOF dissector' could go into an infinite loop, triggered by packet injection or a malformed capture file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark version 2.2.0 through 2.2.5 on Mac OS X

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Wireshark version 2.2.6 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)