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CVE-2009-2463

Impact: Critical
Bugzilla: 512131: CVE-2009-2463 Mozilla Base64 decoding crash

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) PL_Base64Decode and (2) PL_Base64Encode functions in nsprpub/lib/libc/src/base64.c in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.12, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.24, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.19 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors that trigger buffer overflows.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2463 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
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1163 July 22, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1162 July 22, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1163 July 22, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0154 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1162 July 22, 2009

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