Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 848544
CVE-2012-4287 wireshark: DoS via excessive CPU consumption in MongoDB dissector (wnpa-sec-2012-14)
Last modified: 2014-04-24 13:42:25 EDT
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.
Affects 1.8.0 to 1.8.1 and is fixed in upstream 1.8.2 version.
This issue did not affect the versions of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
Sorry, this issue only affects rawhide/Fedora 18 which currently provides 1.8.1; earlier versions of Fedora provide 1.6.x.
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-rawhide [bug 848589]
wireshark-1.8.2-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.