wnpa-sec-2009-02 · Multiple problems in Wireshark


Name: Multiple problems in Wireshark

Docid: wnpa-sec-2009-02

Date: April 6, 2009

Affected versions: {{ start_version }} up to and including {{ end_version }}

Fixed versions: 1.0.7



Wireshark 1.0.7 fixes the following vulnerabilities:

  • The PROFINET dissector was vulnerable to a format string overflow. (Bug 3382) Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.6 CVE-2009-1210
  • The LDAP dissector could crash on Windows. (Bug 3262) Versions affected: 0.99.2 to 1.0.6 CVE-2009-1267
  • The Check Point High-Availability Protocol (CPHAP) dissector could crash. (Bug 3269) Versions affected: 0.9.6 to 1.0.6 CVE-2009-1268
  • Wireshark could crash while loading a Tektronix .rf5 file. (Bug 3366) Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.6 CVE-2009-1269


It may be possible to make Wireshark crash by altering the HOME environment variable or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file.


Upgrade to Wireshark 1.0.7 or later.

If are running Wireshark 1.0.6 or earlier (including Ethereal 0.99.0) and cannot upgrade, you can work around each of the problems listed above by doing the following:

  • For each user that will run Wireshark (including root if you\'re running Wireshark as a privileged user), make sure the HOME environment variable doesnt\' contain any "%" characters.
  • Don\'t open any Tektronix K12 text or NetScreen capture files.
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