Bug 1429581 (CVE-2017-6471) - CVE-2017-6471 wireshark: WSP infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2017-05)
Summary: CVE-2017-6471 wireshark: WSP infinite loop (wnpa-sec-2017-05)
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2017-6471
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1429592
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-03-06 16:17 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2018-06-21 09:14 UTC (History)
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Description Adam Mariš 2017-03-06 16:17:30 UTC
It was reported that Wireshark's WSP could loop infinitely. It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.

Upstream bug(s):

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=13348

External References:

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2017-05.html

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-03-06 16:22:44 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1429592]


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