CVE-2009-2479

high
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Description

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x, 3.5, and 3.5.1 on Windows allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uncaught exception and application crash) via a long Unicode string argument to the write method. NOTE: this was originally reported as a stack-based buffer overflow. NOTE: on Linux and Mac OS X, a crash resulting from this long string reportedly occurs in an operating-system library, not in Firefox.

References

http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2009/07/19/milw0rm-9158-stack-overflow-crash-not-exploitable-cve-2009-2479/

http://osvdb.org/55931

http://websecurity.com.ua/3338/

http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9158

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/505092/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35707

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022580

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504342

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504343

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/51729

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-July/msg00909.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-07-16

Updated: 2018-10-10

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (2 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
63402GLSA-201301-01 : Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities (BEAST)NessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
40347Fedora 11 : kazehakase-0.5.6-11.svn3771_trunk.fc11.3 / Miro-2.0.5-2.fc11 / blam-1.8.5-12.fc11 / etc (2009-7898)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high