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CVE-2009-2404 Detail

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in a regular-expression parser in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.12.3, as used in Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Evolution, Pidgin, and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), allows remote SSL servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, related to the cert_TestHostName function.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/03/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1185.html
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-273910-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021030.1-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021699.1-1
http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-usa-09/MARLINSPIKE/BHUSA09-Marlinspike-DefeatSSL-SLIDES.pdf
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1874
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:197
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:216
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-43.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2009_48_firefox.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2010-099504.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1207.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35891 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-810-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA10-103B.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2085 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512912
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11174
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8658
https://usn.ubuntu.com/810-2/

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11174
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11174
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8658
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8658

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2404
NVD Published Date:
08/03/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/03/2018