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CVE-2006-5159 Detail

Description

** DISPUTED ** Stack-based buffer overflow in Mozilla Firefox allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving JavaScript. NOTE: the vendor and original researchers have released a follow-up comment disputing the severity of this issue, in which the researcher states that "we mentioned that there was a previously known Firefox vulnerability that could result in a stack overflow ending up in remote code execution. However, the code we presented did not in fact do this... I have not succeeded in making this code do anything more than cause a crash and eat up system resources".

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/05/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5159
Original release date:
10/05/2006
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/16/2006)

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability. We have been in contact with the upstream project regarding this problem and agree that this issue currently poses no security threat. In the event more information becomes available, we will revisit this issue in the future.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2006/10/02/update-possible-vulnerability-reported-at-toorcon/ External Source MISC http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2006/10/02/update-possible-vulnerability-reported-at-toorcon/
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1678 External Source SREASON 1678
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016962 External Source SECTRACK 1016962
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/447493/100/0/threaded Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20061001 zero-day flaws in Firefox: about 30 unpatched Firefox flaws
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/447497/100/0/threaded Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20061001 0day in Firefox from ToorCon '06
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20282 External Source BID 20282
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20294 External Source BID 20294
http://www.securitypronews.com/insiderreports/insider/spn-49-20061003FirefoxVulnerabilityClaimWasAJoke.html External Source MISC http://www.securitypronews.com/insiderreports/insider/spn-49-20061003FirefoxVulnerabilityClaimWasAJoke.html
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29317 External Source XF firefox-multiple-javascript-bo(29317)

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:rc:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:beta_1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:preview_release:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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