CVE Database


Impact: Critical
Public: 2009-07-29
Bugzilla: 512912: CVE-2009-2404 nss regexp heap overflow


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in a regular-expression parser in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.12.3, as used in Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Evolution, Pidgin, and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), allows remote SSL servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, related to the cert_TestHostName function.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2404 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 ES EUS (v. 4.7) RHSA-2009:1190 July 31, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) RHSA-2009:1207 August 12, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1185 July 30, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2009:1184 July 30, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 RHSA-2009:1186 July 30, 2009

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