Bug 1142606 (CVE-2014-6426) - CVE-2014-6426 wireshark: HIP dissector infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2014-16)
Summary: CVE-2014-6426 wireshark: HIP dissector infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2014-16)
Alias: CVE-2014-6426
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: 1148264 1148265 1148266 1148267 1148277
Blocks: 1142615
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-09-17 06:08 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:12 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-10-22 11:57:06 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1676 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: wireshark security update 2014-10-22 00:22:29 UTC

Description Murray McAllister 2014-09-17 06:08:54 UTC
An infinite loop issue was discovered in Wireshark's HIP dissector. It may be possible to make Wireshark consume an excessive amount of CPU by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

This is reported to affect version 1.12.0. This version is not shipped in Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Comment 1 Siddharth Sharma 2014-09-29 12:43:27 UTC
I dont see any upstream bugzilla assigned to it , but here is the upstream fix


Comment 3 Siddharth Sharma 2014-10-01 06:07:56 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1148277]

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-21 20:22:52 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2014:1676 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1676.html

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