CVE-2009-5029

MEDIUM

Description

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.

References

http://dividead.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/glibc-timezone-integer-overflow/

http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2011-December/084452.html

http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=97ac2654b2d831acaa18a2b018b0736245903fd2

http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2011-12/msg00037.html

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=761245

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-05-02

Updated: 2013-05-03

Type: CWE-189

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