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CVE-2009-0689

Published: 1 July 2009

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.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
description omitted KDE. Mozilla has CVE-2009-1563 for the same
issue.
Red Hat released RHSA-2009:1601-01 to fix kdelibs

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
kde4libs
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

hardy Ignored
(end of life)
intrepid
Released (4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid1.5)
jaunty
Released (4:4.2.2-0ubuntu5.4)
karmic
Released (4:4.3.2-0ubuntu7.2)
lucid
Released (4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-2.1ubuntu4)
Patches:
upstream: http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-commits&m=125874573511598&w=2
upstream: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=revision&revision=1052100

kdelibs
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Ignored
(end of life)
hardy
Released (4:3.5.10-0ubuntu1~hardy1.5)
intrepid
Released (4:3.5.10-0ubuntu6.4)
jaunty
Released (4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-1ubuntu8.4)
karmic
Released (4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-2ubuntu7.2)
lucid
Released (4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-2.1ubuntu4)
upstream Needs triage

Patches:


upstream: http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-commits&m=125874573511598&w=2
thunderbird
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy
Released (2.0.0.24+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1)
intrepid
Released (2.0.0.24+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.10.1)
jaunty
Released (2.0.0.24+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1)
karmic
Released (2.0.0.24+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1)
lucid Not vulnerable
(3.0.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu1)
upstream
Released (2.0.0.24)