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CVE-2009-0601 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/16/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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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)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Impact

Per "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:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:005 External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20090312 rPSA-2009-0040-1 tshark wireshark Patch External Source BID 33690 External Source SECTRACK 1021697 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0370 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

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