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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      Last Modified:  04/02/2009      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1232
Original release date:
04/02/2009
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2009-Firefox-XUL-0day-PoC.rar Exploit External Source MISC http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2009-Firefox-XUL-0day-PoC.rar
http://websecurity.com.ua/3216/ External Source MISC http://websecurity.com.ua/3216/
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34522 Exploit External Source BID 34522
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=485941 External Source MISC https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=485941
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49521 External Source XF firefox-xml-dos(49521)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/8306 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 8306

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