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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5501

The layout engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5, Thunderbird 2.x before, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via vectors that trigger an assertion failure.
Publish Date : 2008-12-17 Last Update Date : 2018-11-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical 2008-12-08 2008-12-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5501 unix
ELSA-2008:1036: firefox security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22738 unix
ELSA-2009:0002: thunderbird security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22544 unix
RHSA-2008:1036 -- firefox security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29215 unix
RHSA-2008:1036: firefox security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20081036 unix
RHSA-2008:1037: seamonkey security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20081037 unix
RHSA-2009:0002 -- thunderbird security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29201 unix
RHSA-2009:0002: thunderbird security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090002 unix
The layout engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5, Thunderbird 2.x before, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.14 ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10257 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5501

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mozilla Firefox * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mozilla Seamonkey * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 2
Mozilla Firefox 1
Mozilla Seamonkey 1

- References For CVE-2008-5501
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0002
BID 32882 Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2014-09-23
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1037
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1036
SECTRACK 1021417
VUPEN ADV-2009-0977
XF mozilla-layout-code-execution-var4(47407)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10257

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5501

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

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