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CVE-2008-5822 Detail

Description

Memory leak in Libxul, as used in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and browser hang) via a long CLASS attribute in an HR element in an HTML document.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/02/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5822
Original release date:
01/02/2009
Last revised:
08/07/2017
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://jbrownsec.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-year-research-are-upon-us.html External Source MISC http://jbrownsec.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-year-research-are-upon-us.html
http://www.packetstormsecurity.org/0812-exploits/mzff_libxul_ml.txt Exploit External Source MISC http://www.packetstormsecurity.org/0812-exploits/mzff_libxul_ml.txt
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47758 External Source XF libxul-class-dos(47758)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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