wnpa-sec-2008-04 · Multiple problems in Wireshark


Name: Multiple problems in Wireshark

Docid: wnpa-sec-2008-04

Date: July 10, 2008

Affected versions: 0.8.19 up to and including 1.0.1

Fixed versions: 1.0.2



Wireshark 1.0.2 fixes the following vulnerability:

  • Wireshark could crash while reassembling packets. (Bug )
    Versions affected: 0.8.19 to 1.0.1


It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a series of malformed packets onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.0.2 or later. Due to the nature of this bug, there is no workaround for previous versions.

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