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CVE-2005-2414 Detail


Race condition in the xpcom library, as used by web browsers such as Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, and Galeon, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large HTML file that loads a DOM call from within nested DIV tags, which causes part of the currently rendering page and referenced objects to be deleted.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/03/2005

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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)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20050721 Mozilla XPCOM Library Race Condition External Source SECTRACK 1014548 External Source SECTRACK 1014550 External Source MISC External Source XF mozilla-xpcom-race-condition(21472)

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