CVE-2008-5500 Detail

Current Description

The layout engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5 and 2.x before 2.0.0.19, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.19, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly trigger memory corruption via vectors related to (1) a reachable assertion or (2) an integer overflow.


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Evaluator Description

Per http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. 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.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-256408-1 Broken Link 
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-258748-1 Broken Link 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1696 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1697 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1704 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1707 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:244 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:245 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:012 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html Vendor Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1036.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1037.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0002.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32882 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021417 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-690-2 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-701-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-701-2 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0977 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=460803 Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=464998 Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47406 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11053 Third Party Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/690-1/ Third Party Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/690-3/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5500
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2008
NVD Last Modified:
11/08/2018
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.