CVE-2009-0689

MEDIUM

Description

Array index error in the (1) dtoa implementation in dtoa.c (aka pdtoa.c) and the (2) gdtoa (aka new dtoa) implementation in gdtoa/misc.c in libc, as used in multiple operating systems and products including in FreeBSD 6.4 and 7.2, NetBSD 5.0, OpenBSD 4.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.15 and 3.5.x before 3.5.4, K-Meleon 1.5.3, SeaMonkey 1.1.8, and other products, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large precision value in the format argument to a printf function, which triggers incorrect memory allocation and a heap-based buffer overflow during conversion to a floating-point number.

References

http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/gdtoaimp.h

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010/Jun/msg00003.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-11/msg00004.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-06/msg00001.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0311.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0312.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/37431

http://secunia.com/advisories/37682

http://secunia.com/advisories/37683

http://secunia.com/advisories/38066

http://secunia.com/advisories/38977

http://secunia.com/advisories/39001

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-35/

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/63

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/69

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/71

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/72

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/73

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/75

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/76

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/77

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/78

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/81

http://securitytracker.com/id?1022478

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-272909-1

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4225

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:294

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:330

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-59.html

http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/misc.c

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/942/

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1601.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0153.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0154.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507977/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507979/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/508417/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/508423/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35510

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-915-1

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3297

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3299

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3334

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0094

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0648

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0650

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516396

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516862

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00001.html

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6528

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9541

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-07-01

Updated: 2018-11-02

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM