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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5159

** DISPUTED ** Stack-based buffer overflow in Mozilla Firefox allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving JavaScript. NOTE: the vendor and original researchers have released a follow-up comment disputing the severity of this issue, in which the researcher states that "we mentioned that there was a previously known Firefox vulnerability that could result in a stack overflow ending up in remote code execution. However, the code we presented did not in fact do this... I have not succeeded in making this code do anything more than cause a crash and eat up system resources".
Publish Date : 2006-10-05 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability. We have been in contact with the upstream project regarding this problem and agree that this issue currently poses no security threat. In the event more information becomes available, we will revisit this issue in the future.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5159

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.9 RC Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mozilla Firefox 0.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Mozilla Firefox Preview Release Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mozilla Firefox 30

- References For CVE-2006-5159

http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2006/10/02/update-possible-vulnerability-reported-at-toorcon/
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016962
SECTRACK 1016962
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/447493/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061001 zero-day flaws in Firefox: about 30 unpatched Firefox flaws
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/447497/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061001 0day in Firefox from ToorCon '06
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20294
BID 20294 RETIRED: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Unspecified Javascript Vulnerabilities Release Date:2006-10-03
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20282
BID 20282 Mozilla Firefox Unspecified Javascript Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2006-10-02
http://www.securitypronews.com/insiderreports/insider/spn-49-20061003FirefoxVulnerabilityClaimWasAJoke.html
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/29317
XF firefox-multiple-javascript-bo(29317)
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1678
SREASON 1678

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5159

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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