Rule Category

BROWSER-FIREFOX -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Firefox browser, or products that have the "Gecko" engine (Thunderbird email client, etc.).

Alert Message

BROWSER-FIREFOX Mozilla products floating point buffer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

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. Impact: CVSS base score 6.8 CVSS impact score 6.4 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact PARTIAL integrityImpact PARTIAL availabilityImpact PARTIAL Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2009-0689
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.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score6.8
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access