Bug 1922467 (CVE-2021-22173) - CVE-2021-22173 wireshark: USB HID dissector memory leak
Summary: CVE-2021-22173 wireshark: USB HID dissector memory leak
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2021-22173
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1922468 1922520
Blocks: 1922470
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Reported: 2021-01-29 20:24 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2021-06-29 21:00 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: wireshark 3.4.3
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Last Closed: 2021-06-29 21:00:26 UTC


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Description Pedro Sampaio 2021-01-29 20:24:44 UTC
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. 

References:

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2021-01.html

Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2021-01-29 20:25:36 UTC
Created wireshark tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1922468]

Comment 3 Todd Cullum 2021-01-30 00:19:36 UTC
Statement:

Wireshark as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7, and 8 is not affected by this flaw as the vulnerable code was introduced in a newer version of Wireshark.

Comment 5 Todd Cullum 2021-02-03 00:12:03 UTC
External References:

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2021-01.html

Comment 6 Todd Cullum 2021-02-03 00:12:30 UTC
Mitigation:

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options do not meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.


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