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CVE-2009-4881

Impact: None
Public: 2008-03-25
Bugzilla: 599095: CVE-2009-4881 glibc (32-bit): Integer overflow in the __vstrfmon_l function

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the __vstrfmon_l function in stdlib/strfmon_l.c in the strfmon implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.10.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted format string, as demonstrated by the %99999999999999999999n string, a related issue to CVE-2008-1391.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4881 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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