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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
Wireshark Dissector Bugs Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033272
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033272
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6241, CVE-2015-6242, CVE-2015-6243, CVE-2015-6244, CVE-2015-6245, CVE-2015-6246, CVE-2015-6247, CVE-2015-6248, CVE-2015-6249   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 25 2015
Original Entry Date:  Aug 13 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.12.0 to 1.12.6
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause the target application to crash or enter an infinite loop.

The application may crash when adding an item to the protocol tree [CVE-2015-6241].

The memory manager may attempt to free invalid memory [CVE-2015-6242].

The application may crash when searching for a protocol dissector [CVE-2015-6243].

The application may crash because of invalid ptvcursor length checking [CVE-2015-6248].

A remote user can cause the target dissector to crash.

The ZigBee dissector is affected [CVE-2015-6244].

The WCCP dissector is affected [CVE-2015-6241].

The WaveAgent dissector is affected [CVE-2015-6246].

A remote user can cause the target dissector to enter an infinite loop.

The GSM RLC/MAC dissector is affected [CVE-2015-6245].

The OpenFlow dissector is affected [CVE-2015-6247].

Alan Tu, Antti Levomaki, and Magnus Stubman reported some of these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash or enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.12.7).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-21.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-22.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-23.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-24.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-25.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-26.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-27.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-28.html
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-29.html

Vendor URL:  www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-21.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 24 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Wireshark Dissector Bugs Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.
Nov 25 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Wireshark Dissector Bugs Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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