CVE-2017-6014

HIGH

Description

In Wireshark 2.2.4 and earlier, a crafted or malformed STANAG 4607 capture file will cause an infinite loop and memory exhaustion. If the packet size field in a packet header is null, the offset to read from will not advance, causing continuous attempts to read the same zero length packet. This will quickly exhaust all system memory.

References

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3811

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96284

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=13416

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-12

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-02-17

Updated: 2019-03-12

Type: CWE-400

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH