2008-5502 | Mozilla Firefox Layout Engine resource management (Bug 458679 / BID-32882)
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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component Layout Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.
The weakness was published 12/17/2008 by Jesse Ruderman (moz_bug_r_a4) as Bug 458679 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugzilla.mozilla.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2008-5502 since 12/12/2008. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn’t need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.
It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43721 (CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox (CESA-2008:1036)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165625 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update Mozilla (SUSE-SA:2009:002)).
Upgrading to version 1.0.9 eliminates this vulnerability.
The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 32882), X-Force (47408), Secunia (SA33216), SecurityTracker (ID 1021417) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-20261). Similar entries are available at 45575, 45574, 45573 and 45572.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8
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Class: Denial of service
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08/03/2021 +1675 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.mozilla.org/
SecurityFocus: 32882 – Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 33216 – Ubuntu update for firefox-3.0 and xulrunner-1.9, Highly Critical
Vulnerability Center: 20261 – Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey Layout Engine Memory Corruption Remote DoS or Code Execution, Medium
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Created: 03/17/2015 16:11
Updated: 08/03/2021 16:12
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