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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4324

Original release date: 09/29/2008
Last revised: 10/06/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The user interface event dispatcher in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 on Windows XP SP2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a series of keypress, click, onkeydown, onkeyup, onmousedown, and onmouseup events. NOTE: it was later reported that Firefox 3.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.5 is also affected.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://evilfingers.com/advisory/Firefox_User_Interface_Null_Pointer_Dereference_Dispatcher_Crash_n_Remote_DoS.php
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32040
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.secniche.org/moz303.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080928 Advisory: Mozilla Firefox User Interface Null Pointer Dereference Dispatcher Crash and Remote Denial of Service.
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4321
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.secniche.org/moz303/index.html
External Source: BID
Name: 31476
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6614
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080930 Re: Advisory: Mozilla Firefox User Interface Null Pointer Dereference Dispatcher Crash and Remote Denial of Service.

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)