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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2538

Original release date: 05/22/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

IE Tab 1.0.9 plugin for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.3 allows remote user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash), possibly due to a null dereference, via certain Javascript, as demonstrated using a url parameter to the content/reloaded.html page in a chrome:// URI. Some third-party researchers claim that they are unable to reproduce this vulnerability.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (LOW) (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

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External Source: XF
Name: firefox-ietab-javascript-dos(26540)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060517 Firefox (with IETab Plugin) Null Pointer Dereferences Bug
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060519 Re: Firefox (with IETab Plugin) Null Pointer Dereferences Bug

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