wnpa-sec-2011-14 · Wireshark buffer exception handling vulnerability


Name: Wireshark buffer exception handling vulnerability

Docid: wnpa-sec-2011-14

Date: September 7, 2011

Affected versions: 1.6.0 to 1.6.1

Fixed versions: 1.6.2

References: Bug 6135



A malformed capture file could result in an invalid root tvbuff and cause a crash.


It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.6.2 or later.

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