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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      Last Modified:  12/24/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5715
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 Firefox to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4807 External Source SREASON 4807
http://websecurity.com.ua/3424/ External Source MISC http://websecurity.com.ua/3424/
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/506006/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20090821 DoS vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32988 External Source BID 32988
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47572 External Source XF firefox-locationhash-dos(47572)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7554 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 7554

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