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CVE-2009-4880

Impact: None
Public: 2009-09-03
Bugzilla: 599070: CVE-2009-4880 glibc (32-bit): Multiple integer overflows in the printf implementation

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in the strfmon implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.10.1 and earlier allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or application crash) via a crafted format string, as demonstrated by a crafted first argument to the money_format function in PHP, a related issue to CVE-2008-1391.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4880 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat does not consider this bug to be a security issue. Properly written application should not use arbitrary untrusted data as part of the format string passed to functions as strfmon or printf family functions.

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