Public Date:
972686: CVE-2013-4081 wireshark: DoS (infinite loop) in the HTTP dissector (wnpa-sec-2013-39)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The http_payload_subdissector function in epan/dissectors/packet-http.c in the HTTP dissector in Wireshark 1.6.x before 1.6.16 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 does not properly determine when to use a recursive approach, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via a crafted packet.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4081 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (wireshark) RHSA-2014:0341 2014-03-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wireshark) RHSA-2013:1569 2013-11-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 wireshark Not affected

External References