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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5896

Original release date: 11/08/2007
Last revised: 08/25/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and crash) via an iframe with Javascript that sets the document.location to contain a leading NULL byte (\x00) and a (1) res://, (2) about:config, or (3) file:/// URI.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.1 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
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 (11/19/2007)
Red Hat does not consider this flaw a security issue. This flaw is not exploitable and can only cause a client to stop responding or crash.

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External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071102 Firefox 2.0.0.9 remote DoS vulnerability
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-iframe-javascript-dos(38233)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 45296
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.0x000000.com/index.php?i=467&bin=111010011

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