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CVE-2007-5896 Detail

Description

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and crash) via an iframe with Javascript that sets the document.location to contain a leading NULL byte (\x00) and a (1) res://, (2) about:config, or (3) file:/// URI.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/08/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5896
Original release date:
11/08/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.1 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/19/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this flaw a security issue. This flaw is not exploitable and can only cause a client to stop responding or crash.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.0x000000.com/index.php?i=467&bin=111010011 External Source MISC http://www.0x000000.com/index.php?i=467&bin=111010011
http://www.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Full-Disclosure/2007-11/msg00094.html External Source FULLDISC 20071102 Firefox 2.0.0.9 remote DoS vulnerability
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38233 External Source XF firefox-iframe-javascript-dos(38233)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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