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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0601

Original release date: 02/16/2009
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Format string vulnerability in Wireshark 0.99.8 through 1.0.5 on non-Windows platforms allows local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) via format string specifiers in the HOME environment variable.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
Per http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0370: "Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Wireshark, which could be exploited by local or remote attackers to cause a denial of service or compromise a vulnerable system."

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/17/2009)
Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. For further details, see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-0601#c3

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090312 rPSA-2009-0040-1 tshark wireshark
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:005
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021697
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34264
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-01.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 33690
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0040
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0370
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3150
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2984

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)