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CVE-2009-5029

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-06-01
IAVA:
2012-A-0148
CWE:
CWE-190
Bugzilla:
761245: CVE-2009-5029 glibc: __tzfile_read integer overflow to buffer overflow

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
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 4 (glibc) RHSA-2012:0125 2012-02-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (glibc) RHSA-2012:0058 2012-01-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (glibc) RHSA-2012:0126 2012-02-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 compat-glibc Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 compat-glibc Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 glibc Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 compat-glibc Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 compat-glibc Affected

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