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CVE-2009-2479 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x, 3.5, and 3.5.1 on Windows allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uncaught exception and application crash) via a long Unicode string argument to the write method. NOTE: this was originally reported as a stack-based buffer overflow. NOTE: on Linux and Mac OS X, a crash resulting from this long string reportedly occurs in an operating-system library, not in Firefox.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/16/2009
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Impact

Reference links provided indicate Denial of Service impact only.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2009/07/19/milw0rm-9158-stack-overflow-crash-not-exploitable-cve-2009-2479/
http://websecurity.com.ua/3338/
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9158
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/505092/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35707 Exploit
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022580
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504342
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504343
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/51729
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-July/msg00909.html

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2479
NVD Published Date:
07/16/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018