CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2009-06-01
Bugzilla: 761245: CVE-2009-5029 glibc: __tzfile_read integer overflow to buffer overflow
IAVA: 2012-A-0148


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the __tzfile_read function in glibc before 2.15 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted timezone (TZ) file, as demonstrated using vsftpd.

Find out more about CVE-2009-5029 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.5
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
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 version 4 (glibc) RHSA-2012:0125 February 13, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (glibc) RHSA-2012:0126 February 13, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (glibc) RHSA-2012:0058 January 24, 2012

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