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CVE-2008-0017 Detail

Current Description

The http-index-format MIME type parser (nsDirIndexParser) in Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 does not check for an allocation failure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTTP index response with a crafted 200 header, which triggers memory corruption and a buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/13/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00004.html Third Party Advisory
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-256408-1 Broken Link
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-667-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1669 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1671 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1697 Third Party Advisory
http://www.iss.net/threats/311.html Broken Link
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:228 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:230 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-54.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0977.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0978.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32281 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021185 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-319A.html Third Party Advisory US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3146 Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0977 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443299 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11005 Third Party Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00366.html Third Party Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00385.html Third Party Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11005
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11005

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0017
NVD Published Date:
11/13/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/26/2018