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CVE-2009-0601 Detail

Description

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
Description Last Modified:  02/16/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Impact

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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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00000.html
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0040
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501763/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33690 Patch
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021697
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0370
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-01.html Vendor Advisory
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3150
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2984

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0601
NVD Published Date:
02/16/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018