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CVE-2008-5715 Detail

Description

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 on Windows Vista allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via JavaScript code with a long string value for the hash property (aka location.hash). NOTE: it was later reported that earlier versions are also affected, and that the impact is CPU consumption and application hang in unspecified circumstances perhaps involving other platforms.

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 Firefox to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4807
http://websecurity.com.ua/3424/
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/506006/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32988
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47572
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7554

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5715
NVD Published Date:
12/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018