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CVE-2008-4382 Detail

Description

Konqueror in KDE 3.5.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via Javascript that calls the alert function with a URL-encoded string of a large number of invalid characters.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/02/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4382
Original release date:
10/02/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
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 (01/01/1900)

We do not consider a crash of a client application such as Konqueror to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/496849/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20080930 Re: MS Internet Explorer 7 Denial Of Service Exploit
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45645 External Source XF konqueror-alert-function-dos(45645)

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:kde:konqueror:3.5.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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