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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 2.0.0.19, 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 : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
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 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20085501 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: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:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090002 unix
The layout engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.19, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.14 ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10257 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5501

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 Application Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mozilla Firefox 24
Mozilla Seamonkey 25
Mozilla Thunderbird 10

- References For CVE-2008-5501

http://secunia.com/advisories/33188
SECUNIA 33188
http://secunia.com/advisories/33421
SECUNIA 33421
http://secunia.com/advisories/33216
SECUNIA 33216
http://secunia.com/advisories/33203
SECUNIA 33203
http://secunia.com/advisories/33189
SECUNIA 33189
http://secunia.com/advisories/34501
SECUNIA 34501
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-256408-1
SUNALERT 256408
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:245
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:245
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html CONFIRM
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1036.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1036
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-690-1
UBUNTU USN-690-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1037.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1037
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32882
BID 32882 Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-05-16
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0002.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0002
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021417
SECTRACK 1021417
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/47407
XF mozilla-layout-code-execution-var4(47407)
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0977
VUPEN ADV-2009-0977
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=395623

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5501

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


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