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Mozilla Browser xpcom Race Condition Lets Remote Users Crash the Browser
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014548
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2414   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 6 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 21 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.7.10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Mozilla browser in the cross platform component object model (xpcom) implementation. A remote user can cause a target user's browser to crash.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a race condition in executing dom calls to delete objects in the page before they have been referenced. As a result, an access violation will occur and the target user's browser will crash.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause a target user's browser to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for the Mozilla development trunk.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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