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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
Description Last Modified:  01/08/2009
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.6 LOW
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-01/0220.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-01/0223.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-01/0224.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33154 Exploit
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=448329
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456727
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=472507
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/8091
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/8219

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0071
NVD Published Date:
01/08/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017