OSVDB ID: 84782

Title: Wireshark MongoDB Dissector Infinite Loop Malformed Packet Parsing Remote DoS

Info

Disclosure

Aug 15, 2012

Discovery

Unknown

Dates

Exploit

Unknown

Solution

Aug 15, 2012

Description

Wireshark contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when an error occurs in the MongoDB dissector during the parsing of a malformed packet. This will result in an infinite loop and a loss of availability for the program.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Availability
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.8.2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Wireshark Foundation

Wireshark

1.8.0
1.8.1

References

Credit

Unknown or Incomplete



Direct URL: http://osvdb.org/84782