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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      Last Modified:  12/22/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5698
Original release date:
12/22/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4796 External Source SREASON 4796
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31696 External Source BID 31696
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2915 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2915
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45804 External Source XF konqueror-load-dos(45804)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6718 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 6718

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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