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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:39:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
Cc:, Gerald Combs <>,
        Jan Safranek <>,
        Martin Wilck <>
Subject: CVE Request -- wireshark (X >= 1.6.8): DoS (excessive CPU use and
 infinite loop) in DRDA dissector

Hello Kurt, Steve, Gerald, vendors,

  a denial of service flaw was found in the way Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) dissector of Wireshark, a network traffic analyzer, performed processing of certain DRDA packet capture files. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted capture file that, when opened could lead to wireshark executable to consume excessive amount of CPU time and hang with an infinite loop.

Issue found by: Martin Wilck

Upstream bug report:



Affected versions: Seems to affect wireshark 1.6.x versions and
                   later (1.0.x and 1.2.x definitely aren't affected)

Could you allocate a CVE id for this?

Thank you && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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