Mozilla Firefox HTML marquee tag denial of service

firefox-marquee-dos (26898) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox is vulnerable to a denial of service caused by improper handling of specially-crafted HTML marquee tags. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a malicious Web page to consume all available CPU resources on a victim's system, once the page is loaded.

Note: It has also been reported that this vulnerability affects other Web browsers, including Opera, Flock and Internet Explorer.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3
  • Opera Opera Browser

Reported:

May 30, 2006

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