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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   NetBSD Vendors:   NetBSD
NetBSD proplib Null Pointer Dereference in Processing XML Data Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022431
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2483   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 27 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jun 23 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0, 4.0.1, NetBSD-current
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NetBSD. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can supply specially crafted XML data to a driver that uses proplib to trigger a null pointer dereference and cause a kernel panic.

A non-defined element (e.g., "<number>") in the external XML form can trigger this flaw.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic on the target system.
Solution:   NetBSD has issued a fix (4.0.2, 4.1, 5.0).

The NetBSD advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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