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CVE-2009-1232 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8 and earlier 3.0.x versions allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via an XML document composed of a long series of start-tags with no corresponding end-tags. NOTE: it was later reported that 3.0.10 and earlier are also affected.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  04/02/2009
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
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 (04/27/2009)

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=485941 Red Hat does not consider a user-assisted crash of a client application such as Firefox to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2009-Firefox-XUL-0day-PoC.rar Exploit
http://websecurity.com.ua/3216/
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34522 Exploit
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=485941
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49521
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/8306

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1232
NVD Published Date:
04/02/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017