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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

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16820

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.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2013-4081
Product(s):
  • Wireshark