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CVE-2009-0071 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 and earlier 3.0.x versions, when designMode is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a certain (a) replaceChild or (b) removeChild call, followed by a (1) queryCommandValue, (2) queryCommandState, or (3) queryCommandIndeterm call. NOTE: it was later reported that 3.0.6 and 3.0.7 are also affected.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/08/2009      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0071
Original release date:
01/08/2009
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.6 LOW
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
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://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-01/0220.html External Source FULLDISC 20090107 Firefox 3.0.5 remote vulnerability via queryCommandState
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-01/0223.html External Source FULLDISC 20090107 Re: Firefox 3.0.5 remote vulnerability via queryCommandState
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-01/0224.html External Source FULLDISC 20090107 Re: Firefox 3.0.5 remote vulnerability via queryCommandState
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33154 Exploit External Source BID 33154
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=448329 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=448329
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456727 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456727
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=472507 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=472507
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/8091 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 8091
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/8219 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 8219

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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