Bug 906328 (CVE-2013-1572) - CVE-2013-1572 wireshark: Infinite loop in the Slow Protocols dissector (wnpa-sec-2013-01, bug 8036)
Summary: CVE-2013-1572 wireshark: Infinite loop in the Slow Protocols dissector (wnpa-...
Alias: CVE-2013-1572
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 906387
Blocks: 906403
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-01-31 13:31 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2021-02-17 08:09 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-04 05:10:31 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-31 13:31:30 UTC
A denial of service flaw was found in the way Slow Protocols dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, performed dissection of certain Slow Protocols packet capture files. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted Slow Protocols packet / packet capture that, when processed, would lead to excessive CPU consumption or into situation where tshark executable would enter an infinite loop, when trying to process the crafted packet / packet capture file.

Upstream bug report:
[1] https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8036

Sample packet capture:
[2] https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8036#c0

Relevant upstream patch:
[3] http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=46336

[4] http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2013-01.html
[5] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/01/31/2

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-31 14:52:58 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 906387]

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-02-04 05:10:31 UTC

Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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