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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-2479 (1 public exploit)

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.
Publish Date : 2009-07-16 Last Update Date : 2011-08-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.8
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-2479

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mozilla Firefox 19

- References For CVE-2009-2479

http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2009/07/19/milw0rm-9158-stack-overflow-crash-not-exploitable-cve-2009-2479/ CONFIRM
http://websecurity.com.ua/3338/
http://osvdb.org/55931
OSVDB 55931
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-July/msg00909.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-7898
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504343
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504342 CONFIRM
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022580
SECTRACK 1022580
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35707
BID 35707 Mozilla Firefox Unicode Data Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-23
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/505092/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090719 DoS vulnerabilities in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Chrome
Exploit! http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/9158
MILW0RM 9158
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/51729
XF firefox-unicode-data-dos(51729)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2479

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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