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CVE Reference: CVE-2009-0689

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2009-0689

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.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

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

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-11/msg00004.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-06/msg00001.html

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

ST
  1022478

SREASONRES
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/81
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/75
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/76
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/69
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/78
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/77
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/71
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/73
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/72
  http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/63

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA37431
  Secunia Advisory: SA37682
  Secunia Advisory: SA37683
  Secunia Advisory: SA38066
  Secunia Advisory: SA39001
  Secunia Advisory: SA38977

REDHAT
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0312.html
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0311.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0154.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0153.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1601.html

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6528
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9541

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

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:330
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:294

CONFIRM
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4225
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
  http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/942/
  http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/misc.c
  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-59.html
  http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/gdtoaimp.h

BUGTRAQ
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/508417/100/0/threaded
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/508423/100/0/threaded
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507979/100/0/threaded
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507977/100/0/threaded

BID
  35510

APPLE
  http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010/Jun/msg00003.html
  http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html


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