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Numeric Errors

CVE-2009-4881

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

Integer overflow in the __vstrfmon_l function in stdlib/strfmon_l.c in the strfmon implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.10.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted format string, as demonstrated by the %99999999999999999999n string, a related issue to CVE-2008-1391.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
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  • PARTIAL

CWE-189 - Numeric Errors

Weaknesses in this category are related to improper calculation or conversion of numbers.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published