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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5500

Original release date: 12/17/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The layout engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5 and 2.x before 2.0.0.19, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.19, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly trigger memory corruption via vectors related to (1) a reachable assertion or (2) an integer overflow.

Description

Per http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Without further investigation we cannot rule out the possibility that for some of these an attacker might be able to prepare memory for exploitation through some means other than JavaScript such as large images.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11053
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-690-2
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:245
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33415
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-701-2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33433
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33421
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33523
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33216
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:012
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33204
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33205
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021417
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0002
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1704
External Source: XF
Name: mozilla-layout-code-execution-var3(47406)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33408
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1037
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=464998
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34501
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33203
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33547
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33434
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0977
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1036
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:244
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-701-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-690-1
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 256408
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-690-3
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33232
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33189
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 258748
External Source: BID
Name: 32882
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1707
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=460803
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33188
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35080
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1696
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33184
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1697
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33231

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11053
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:3.0
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.17
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.16
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.13
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.12
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.10
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.17
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.16
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.14
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.12
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.0
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1:alpha
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1:beta
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.10
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.11
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.12
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.4 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.18 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird:2.0.0.18 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.13 and previous versions
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)