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CVE-2008-4062 Detail

Current Description

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.17 and 3.x before 3.0.2, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.17, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.12 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the JavaScript engine and (1) misinterpretation of the characteristics of Namespace and QName in jsxml.c, (2) misuse of signed integers in the nsEscapeCount function in nsEscape.cpp, and (3) interaction of JavaScript garbage collection with certain use of an NPObject in the nsNPObjWrapper::GetNewOrUsed function in nsJSNPRuntime.cpp.

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

NOTE: Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Without further investigation we cannot rule out the possibility that for some of these an attacker might be able to prepare memory for exploitation through some means other than JavaScript such as large images.

Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=WZXONb-tqBw~ Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00005.html Third Party Advisory
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.379422 Third Party Advisory
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.405232 Third Party Advisory
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.412123 Third Party Advisory
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-256408-1 Broken Link
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1649 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1669 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1696 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1697 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:205 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:206 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-42.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0879.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0882.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0908.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31346 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020916 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-645-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-645-2 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-647-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2661 Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0977 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=367736 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=444608 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=445229 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45355 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10206 Third Party Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg01335.html Third Party Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg01384.html Third Party Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg01403.html Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors NIST  
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
2.0.0.17
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
3.0
Up to (excluding)
3.0.2
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:seamonkey:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
1.1.12
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
2.0.0.17

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4062
NVD Published Date:
09/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
11/01/2018