CVE-2016-4078

NameCVE-2016-4078
DescriptionThe IEEE 802.11 dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.11 and 2.0.x before 2.0.3 does not properly restrict element lists, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (deep recursion and application crash) via a crafted packet, related to epan/dissectors/packet-capwap.c and epan/dissectors/packet-ieee80211.c.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wireshark (PTS)stretch (security), stretch2.6.7-1~deb9u1fixed
buster2.6.8-1.1fixed
bullseye, sid3.2.6-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wiresharksourcewheezy(not affected)
wiresharksourcejessie(not affected)
wiresharksource(unstable)2.0.3+geed34f0-1low

Notes

[jessie] - wireshark <not-affected> (vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - wireshark <not-affected> (vulnerable code not present)
https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2016-21.html
Upstream lists 1.12.x affected, I have contacted them for clarification

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