Mozilla Firefox XML denial of service
|firefox-xml-dos (49521)||Medium Risk|
Mozilla Firefox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper parsing of XML documents. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted XML document containing an overly large number of nested elements, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the browser to crash.
Denial of Service
No remedy available as of December 1, 2013.
- Bugzilla@Mozilla ¿ Bug 485941: Possible XML XUL parser memory corruption (DoS).
- Mozilla Web site: Mozilla Firefox.
- BID-34522: Mozilla Firefox XUL Parser Start Tags Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2009-1232: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8 and earlier 3.0.x versions allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via an XML document composed of a long series of start-tags with no corresponding end-tags. NOTE: it was later reported that 3.0.10 and earlier are also affected.
- OSVDB ID: 53230: Mozilla Firefox XUL Parser XML Document Handling Memory Corruption DoS
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7
Mar 30, 2009
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