CVE-2008-0017

HIGH

Description

The http-index-format MIME type parser (nsDirIndexParser) in Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 does not check for an allocation failure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTTP index response with a crafted 200 header, which triggers memory corruption and a buffer overflow.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00004.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/32684

http://secunia.com/advisories/32693

http://secunia.com/advisories/32694

http://secunia.com/advisories/32695

http://secunia.com/advisories/32713

http://secunia.com/advisories/32714

http://secunia.com/advisories/32721

http://secunia.com/advisories/32778

http://secunia.com/advisories/32845

http://secunia.com/advisories/32853

http://secunia.com/advisories/33433

http://secunia.com/advisories/34501

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-256408-1

http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-667-1

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1669

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1671

http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1697

http://www.iss.net/threats/311.html

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:228

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:230

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-54.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0977.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0978.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32281

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021185

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-319A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3146

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0977

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443299

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11005

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00366.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00385.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-11-13

Updated: 2018-10-26

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH