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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
Description Last Modified:  10/31/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-October/050416.html Exploit
http://www.gotfault.net/research/advisory/gadv-firefox.txt Exploit Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/450155/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/450167/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/450168/100/0/threaded Exploit Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/450682/100/200/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/452803/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20799
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=358797 Exploit
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=213237 Exploit
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29916

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5633
NVD Published Date:
10/31/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018