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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4253

Original release date: 08/21/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Concurrency vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple Javascript timed events that load a deeply nested XML file, followed by redirecting the browser to another page, which leads to a concurrency failure that causes structures to be freed incorrectly, as demonstrated by (1) ffoxdie and (2) ffoxdie3. NOTE: it has been reported that Netscape 8.1 and K-Meleon 1.0.1 are also affected by ffoxdie. Mozilla confirmed to CVE that ffoxdie and ffoxdie3 trigger the same underlying vulnerability. NOTE: it was later reported that Firefox 2.0 RC2 and 1.5.0.7 are also affected.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:H/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016847
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9528
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-224.htm
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016848
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-352-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21915
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061006 Re: Concurrency-related vulnerabilities in browsers - expect problems
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061017 Re: Flaw in Firefox 2.0 RC2
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200610-01
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securiteam.com/securitynews/5VP0M0AJFW.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=348514
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22036
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0677
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-354-1
External Source: BID
Name: 19534
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22066
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-350-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060817 Re: [VulnWatch] Re: Concurrency-related vulnerabilities in browsers - expect problems
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22001
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-640
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22056
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21940
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061019 Re: Flaw in Firefox 2.0 RC2
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061023 Flaw in Firefox 2.0 Final
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02153
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21906
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016846
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060815 Re: Concurrency-related vulnerabilities in browsers - expect problems
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.pianetapc.it/view.php?id=770
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22422
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 19488
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22088
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060812 Concurrency-related vulnerabilities in browsers - expect problems
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:169
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-351-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21939
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3748
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061025 Mozilla Firefox JavaScript Handler Race Condition Memory Corruption Vulnerability
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22074
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22391
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3617
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0083
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21916
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200609-19
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0675
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061181
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060915 rPSA-2006-0169-1 firefox thunderbird
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-59.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21513
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/ffoxdie.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22274
Type: Advisory
External Source: SGI
Name: 20060901-01-P
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200610-04
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:168
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22055
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22195
External Source: MISC
Name: http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/ffoxdie3.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24711
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1198
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21949
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060817 RE: [VulnWatch] Re: Concurrency-related vulnerabilities in browsers - expect problems
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22025
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22210
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0676
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061017 Flaw in Firefox 2.0 RC2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21950
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:054
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061005 Re: Concurrency-related vulnerabilities in browsers - expect problems

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9528
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)