CVE-2009-0689 Detail

Current 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.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/gdtoaimp.h Patch 
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html Vendor Advisory 
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://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/63 Exploit 
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 Patch 
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 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/lib/libc/gdtoa/misc.c Patch  Vendor Advisory 
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 Exploit  Patch 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-915-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3297 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3299 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3334 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0094 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0648 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0650 Vendor Advisory 
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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0689
NVD Published Date:
07/01/2009
NVD Last Modified:
11/02/2018
Source:
MITRE