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CVE-2009-4228 Detail

Description

Stack consumption vulnerability in u_bound.c in Xfig 3.2.5b and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long string in a malformed .fig file that uses the 1.3 file format, possibly related to the readfp_fig function in f_read.c.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/08/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4228
Original release date:
12/08/2009
Last revised:
01/20/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/15/2009)

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-2009-4228 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=559274 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=559274
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:010 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2011:010
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0108 External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0108
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=543905 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=543905

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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