Wireshark IEEE 802.11 Dissector Denial of Service Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

3.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:A/AC:L/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 due to an error in the IEEE 802.11 dissector can be exploited to cause an infinite loop via a specially crafted packet.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Wireshark versions 1.6.x before 1.6.6 on Mac OS X

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to the Wireshark version 1.6.6 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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