Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
NameCVE-2009-0601First vendor Publication2009-02-16
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2011-03-07

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score2.1Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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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.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0601

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-134Uncontrolled Format String (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


OpenVAS Exploits

2009-07-06Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200906-05 (wireshark)
File : nvt/glsa_200906_05.nasl
2009-03-31Name : wireshark -- multiple vulnerabilities
File : nvt/freebsd_ethereal8.nasl
2009-03-02Name : Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:058 (wireshark)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_058.nasl
2009-03-02Name : SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:005
File : nvt/suse_sr_2009_005.nasl
2009-02-20Name : Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities Feb 09 (Linux)
File : nvt/gb_wireshark_mult_vuln_feb09_lin.nasl
2009-02-20Name : Wireshark Multiple Vulnerabilities Feb-09 (Windows)
File : nvt/gb_wireshark_mult_vuln_feb09_win.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

52157Wireshark HOME Environment Variable Local Format String

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2009-07-21Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_1_wireshark-090218.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-07-21Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_0_wireshark-090218.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-07-01Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200906-05.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-04-23Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2009-058.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-03-23Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
File : freebsd_pkg_f6f19735924549188a6087948ebb4907.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-02-23Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_wireshark-6007.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33690
BUGTRAQ http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501763/100/0/threaded
CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0040
SECTRACK http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021697
SUSE http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00000.html
VUPEN http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0370

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