Name: Multiple problems in Wireshark® versions
0.99.6 to 1.0.5
Date: February 6, 2009
Versions affected: 0.99.6 up to and including
Wireshark 1.0.6 fixes the following vulnerabilities:
On non-Windows systems, Wireshark could crash if the HOME environment
variable contained sprintf-style string formatting characters. Discovered by
Versions affected: 0.99.8 to 1.0.5
Wireshark could crash while reading a malformed NetScreen snoop file.
Discovered by babi.
Versions affected: 0.99.7 to 1.0.5
Wireshark could crash while reading a Tektronix K12 text capture file.
Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.5
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 1.0.6 or later.
If are running Wireshark 1.0.5 or earlier (including Ethereal 0.99.0) and cannot
upgrade, you can work around each of the problems listed above by doing the
- 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.