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CVE-2010-0166 Detail

Current Description

The gfxTextRun::SanitizeGlyphRuns function in gfx/thebes/src/gfxFont.cpp in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.6 before 3.6.2 on Mac OS X, when the Core Text API is used, does not properly perform certain deletions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTML document containing invisible Unicode characters, as demonstrated by the U+FEFF, U+FFF9, U+FFFA, and U+FFFB characters.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-11.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38918
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38943
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0692
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=538065
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A14182

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-0166
NVD Published Date:
03/25/2010
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017