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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-2404

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.
Publish Date : 2009-08-03 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2009-07-15 2009-07-29
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-2404 unix
DSA-1874 nss -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8111 unix
DSA-1874-1 nss -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13737 unix
DSA-2025 icedove -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6699 unix
DSA-2025-1 icedove -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13262 unix
ELSA-2009:1186: nspr and nss security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22412 unix
Heap-based buffer overflow in a regular-expression parser in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.12.3, as u... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11174 unix
RHSA-2009:1184: nspr and nss security and bug fix update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091184 unix
RHSA-2009:1185: seamonkey security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091185 unix
RHSA-2009:1186 -- nspr and nss security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29169 unix
RHSA-2009:1186: nspr and nss security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091186 unix
USN-810-3 -- NSS regression oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29071 unix
VMware Network Security Services (NSS) heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8658 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2009-2404

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mozilla Network Security Services 3.12.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mozilla Network Security Services 1

- References For CVE-2009-2404
CERT TA10-103B
BID 35891 Mozilla Firefox and Seamonkey Regular Expression Parsing Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-04-13
SUNALERT 1021699
SUNALERT 1021030
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1185

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2404

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