wnpa-sec-2012-28 · Wireshark DRDA dissector infinite loop


Name: Wireshark DRDA dissector infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2012-28

Date: October 2, 2012

Affected versions: 1.6.0 to 1.6.10, 1.8.0 to 1.8.2

Fixed versions: 1.8.3, 1.6.11

References: Wireshark bug 7666



Martin Wilck discovered an infinite loop in the DRDA dissector.


It may be possible to make Wireshark consume excessive CPU resources by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.8.3, 1.6.11 or later.

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