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CVE-2008-5822 Detail

Current 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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

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://jbrownsec.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-year-research-are-upon-us.html
http://www.packetstormsecurity.org/0812-exploits/mzff_libxul_ml.txt Exploit
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47758

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:libxul:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5822
NVD Published Date:
01/02/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017