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Wireshark 'File_read_line' Function Denial of Service Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 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 due to a buffer underflow error in 'File_read_line' function in 'epan/wslua/wslua_file.c' file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark version through 2.2.11 on Mac OS X.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Update Wireshark to version 2.2.12 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)