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CVE-2009-0689

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2009-11-20
Bugzilla:
539784: CVE-2009-0689 array index error in dtoa implementation of many products

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Array index error in the (1) dtoa implementation in dtoa.c (aka pdtoa.c) and the (2) gdtoa (aka new dtoa) implementation in gdtoa/misc.c in libc, as used in multiple operating systems and products including in FreeBSD 6.4 and 7.2, NetBSD 5.0, OpenBSD 4.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.15 and 3.5.x before 3.5.4, K-Meleon 1.5.3, SeaMonkey 1.1.8, and other products, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large precision value in the format argument to a printf function, which triggers incorrect memory allocation and a heap-based buffer overflow during conversion to a floating-point number.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0689 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (php) RHSA-2014:0311 2014-03-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server) (php) RHSA-2014:0312 2014-03-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server) (php) RHSA-2014:0312 2014-03-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kdelibs) RHSA-2009:1601 2009-11-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 2010-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) (php) RHSA-2014:0312 2014-03-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0154 2010-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kdelibs) RHSA-2009:1601 2009-11-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 2010-03-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1 js Affected
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2 js Affected

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