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Wireshark : CVE-2014-6426 : HIP infinite loop

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Wireshark : CVE-2014-6426 : HIP infinite loop

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/20/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/04/2017
Modified
10/04/2017

Description

The dissect_hip_tlv function in epan/dissectors/packet-hip.c in the HIP dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.1 does not properly handle a NULL tree, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted packet.

Solution(s)

  • wireshark-upgrade-1_12_1

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