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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2404

Original release date: 08/03/2009
Last revised: 10/22/2012


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:216
External Source: BID
Name: 35891
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-43.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512912
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-103B
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-810-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1185
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 1021030
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-usa-09/MARLINSPIKE/BHUSA09-Marlinspike-DefeatSSL-SLIDES.pdf
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8658
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1207
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 1021699
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1874
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11174
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2085
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 273910
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:048
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2010-099504.html
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:197
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-810-2

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11174
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8658
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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