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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 09:20:04 +0300
From: Pinar Yanardag <>
Subject: CVE Request: Wireshark DoS


Yesterday, I came upon the following Secunia advisory [1] about Wireshark 1.0.6:


A vulnerability has been discovered in Wireshark, which can
potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's
The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error within the
PN-DCP dissector when processing station names containing format
string specifiers. This can be exploited to cause a crash and
potentially execute arbitrary code via specially crafted packets
captured off the wire or loaded via a capture file.


I couldn't find any related CVE request, can you assign one?

Pinar Yanardag
Pardus Security Team

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