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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0071

Original release date: 01/08/2009
Last revised: 03/25/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 and earlier 3.0.x versions, when designMode is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a certain (a) replaceChild or (b) removeChild call, followed by a (1) queryCommandValue, (2) queryCommandState, or (3) queryCommandIndeterm call. NOTE: it was later reported that 3.0.6 and 3.0.7 are also affected.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/19/2009)
Red Hat does not consider a crash of a client application such as Firefox to be a security issue.

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External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 8091
External Source: BID
Name: 33154
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20090107 Re: Firefox 3.0.5 remote vulnerability via queryCommandState
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 8219
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20090107 Re: Firefox 3.0.5 remote vulnerability via queryCommandState
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456727
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=472507
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20090107 Firefox 3.0.5 remote vulnerability via queryCommandState
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=448329

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)