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Wireshark CAPWAP Dissector DoS

This module injects a malformed UDP packet to crash Wireshark and TShark 1.8.0 to 1.8.7, as well as 1.6.0 to 1.6.15. The vulnerability exists in the CAPWAP dissector which fails to handle a packet correctly when an incorrect length is given.

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Module Name



  • Laurent Butti
  • j0sm1




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/dos/wireshark/capwap msf auxiliary(capwap) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(capwap) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(capwap) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(capwap) > run

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