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CVE-2006-5633 Detail

Current Description

Firefox 1.5.0.7 and 2.0, and Seamonkey 1.1b, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by creating a range object using createRange, calling selectNode on a DocType node (DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE), then calling createContextualFragment on the range, which triggers a null dereference. NOTE: the original Bugtraq post mentioned that code execution was possible, but followup analysis has shown that it is only a null dereference.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/31/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5633
Original release date:
10/31/2006
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/07/2006)

Red Hat does not consider a user-assisted crash of a client application such as Firefox to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-October/050416.html Exploit External Source FULLDISC 20061030 Firefox <= 2.0 crash
http://www.gotfault.net/research/advisory/gadv-firefox.txt Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source MISC http://www.gotfault.net/research/advisory/gadv-firefox.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/450168/100/0/threaded Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20061031 Re: New Flaw in Firefox 2.0: DoS and possible remote code execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/450155/100/0/threaded Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20061031 New Flaw in Firefox 2.0: DoS and possible remote code execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/450167/100/0/threaded Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20061031 Re: New Flaw in Firefox 2.0: DoS and possible remote code execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/450682/100/200/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20061101 Re: New Flaw in Firefox 2.0: DoS and possible remote code execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/452803/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20061127 Re: New Flaw in Firefox 2.0: DoS and possible remote code execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20799 External Source BID 20799
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=358797 Exploit External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=358797
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=213237 Exploit External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=213237
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29916 External Source XF firefox-createrange-dos(29916)

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