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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      Last Modified:  12/24/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5712
Original release date:
12/24/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
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/4806 External Source SREASON 4806
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47696 External Source XF konqueror-htmlparser-dos(47696)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6704 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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