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Wireshark : CVE-2017-6014 : STANAG 4607 file parser infinite loop

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Wireshark : CVE-2017-6014 : STANAG 4607 file parser infinite loop

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
02/17/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/04/2017
Modified
11/06/2017

Description

In Wireshark 2.2.4 and earlier, a crafted or malformed STANAG 4607 capture file will cause an infinite loop and memory exhaustion. If the packet size field in a packet header is null, the offset to read from will not advance, causing continuous attempts to read the same zero length packet. This will quickly exhaust all system memory.

Solution(s)

  • wireshark-upgrade-2_0_11
  • wireshark-upgrade-2_2_5

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