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CVE-2008-5712 Detail

Description

The HTML parser in KDE Konqueror 3.5.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via (1) a long COLOR attribute in an HR element; or a long (a) BGCOLOR or (b) BORDERCOLOR attribute in a (2) TABLE, (3) TD, or (4) TR element. NOTE: the FONT vector is already covered by CVE-2008-4514.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/24/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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/4806
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47696
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6704

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5712
NVD Published Date:
12/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017