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CVE-2008-5698 Detail

Description

HTMLTokenizer::scriptHandler in Konqueror in KDE 3.5.9 and 3.5.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an invalid document.load call that triggers use of a deleted object. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/22/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/19/2009)

Red Hat does not consider a crash of a client application such as Konqueror to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4796
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31696
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2915
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45804
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6718

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5698
NVD Published Date:
12/22/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017