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Wireshark : CVE-2016-4078 : IEEE 802.11 dissector crash

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Wireshark : CVE-2016-4078 : IEEE 802.11 dissector crash

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
04/25/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/04/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The IEEE 802.11 dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.11 and 2.0.x before 2.0.3 does not properly restrict element lists, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (deep recursion and application crash) via a crafted packet, related to epan/dissectors/packet-capwap.c and epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c.

Solution(s)

  • wireshark-upgrade-2_0_3

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