ID CVE-2009-0601
Summary 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. 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."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:0.99.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wireshark:wireshark:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:netbsd:netbsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:netbsd:netbsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 2.1 (as of 10-10-2018 - 19:29)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-134
CAPEC
  • Format String Injection
    An attacker includes formatting characters in a string input field on the target application. Most applications assume that users will provide static text and may respond unpredictably to the presence of formatting character. For example, in certain functions of the C programming languages such as printf, the formatting character %s will print the contents of a memory location expecting this location to identify a string and the formatting character %n prints the number of DWORD written in the memory. An attacker can use this to read or write to memory locations or files, or simply to manipulate the value of the resulting text in unexpected ways. Reading or writing memory may result in program crashes and writing memory could result in the execution of arbitrary code if the attacker can write to the program stack.
  • String Format Overflow in syslog()
    This attack targets the format string vulnerabilities in the syslog() function. An attacker would typically inject malicious input in the format string parameter of the syslog function. This is a common problem, and many public vulnerabilities and associated exploits have been posted.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
refmap via4
bid 33690
bugtraq 20090312 rPSA-2009-0040-1 tshark wireshark
confirm
sectrack 1021697
secunia 34264
suse SUSE-SR:2009:005
vupen ADV-2009-0370
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
lastmodified 2009-02-17
organization Red Hat
statement 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
Last major update 10-10-2018 - 19:29
Published 16-02-2009 - 20:30
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