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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Wireshark Vendors:   Wireshark.org
Wireshark Tektronix K12 and NetScreen Snoop File Reading Errors Let Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021697
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021697
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0599, CVE-2009-0600, CVE-2009-0601   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 20 2009
Original Entry Date:  Feb 10 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.99.6 - 1.0.5
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Wireshark. A user can cause denial of service conditions.

A user can create a specially crafted NetScreen snoop file that, when loaded by Wireshark, will cause Wireshark to crash.

A user can create a specially crafted Tektronix K12 text capture file that, when loaded by Wireshark, will cause Wireshark to crash.

On non-Windows systems, a local user can set a specially crafted HOME environment variable value containing format string characters to cause Wireshark to crash.

Impact:   A user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-01.html

Vendor URL:  www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-01.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 4 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Wireshark Tektronix K12 and NetScreen Snoop File Reading Errors Let Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 10 Feb 2009 08:00:53 -0500
Subject:  Wireshark


http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2009-01.html
 
 


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