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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1236

Original release date: 03/27/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox before, Thunderbird before, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.9 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors related to the layout engine.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:019
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11788
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:155
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-18
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0209
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0128
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-128-02
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3519
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1574
External Source: BID
Name: 28448
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-592-1
External Source: XF
Name: mozilla-layoutengine-code-execution(41445)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080327 rPSA-2008-0128-1 firefox
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-087A
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 239546
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3557
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0999
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1532
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-15.html
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0208
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:080
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-605-1
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 238492
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1534
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2091
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0998
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019695
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1793
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1535
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0207

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11788
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox: and previous versions
cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.8 and previous versions
cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird: and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)