wnpa-sec-2016-43 · MMSE infinite loop


Name: MMSE infinite loop

Docid: wnpa-sec-2016-43

Date: July 27, 2016

Affected versions: 1.12.0 to 1.12.12

Fixed versions: 1.12.13

Wireshark bug 12624



The MMSE dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Chris Benedict, Aurelien Delaitre, NIST SAMATE Project.


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 1.12.13 or later.

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