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CVE-2009-2404 nss regexp heap overflow
Moxie Marlinspike reported a heap overflow flaw in a regular
expression parser in the NSS library (provided by SeaMonkey) used to
match common names in certificates. A malicious website could present
a carefully-crafted certificate in such a way as to trigger the heap
overflow, leading to a crash or, possibly, arbitrary code execution
with the permissions of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-2404)
Note: in order to exploit this issue without further user interaction,
the carefully-crafted certificate would need to be signed by a
Certificate Authority trusted by SeaMonkey, otherwise SeaMonkey
presents the victim with a warning that the certificate is untrusted.
Only if the user then accepts the certificate will the overflow take
After installing the updated packages, SeaMonkey must be restarted for
the update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60630 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-2404
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