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CVE-2009-1284 Detail

Description

Buffer overflow in BibTeX 0.99 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a long .bib bibliography file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/09/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1284
Original release date:
04/09/2009
Last revised:
04/18/2013
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/31/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-1284 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=520920 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=520920
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-28.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-201206-28
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/04/01/8 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090401 CVE request -- bibtex, pam_ssh
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-937-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-937-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492136 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492136
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg00505.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-10730
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-November/msg00507.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-10857

Technical Details

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Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:bibtex:bibtex:0.99:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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