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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.

Source:  MITRE
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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.

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox
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From (including)
2.0
Up to (excluding)
2.0.0.19
 cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox
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From (including)
3.0
Up to (excluding)
3.0.5
 cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey
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From (including)
1.0
Up to (excluding)
1.1.14
 cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird
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From (including)
2.0
Up to (excluding)
2.0.0.19

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0
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 cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5500
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2008
NVD Last Modified:
11/08/2018