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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Autocomplete Form Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018154
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018154
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2869   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 31 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5 prior to 1.5.0.12, 2.0 prior to 2.0.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target user's browser to hang for up to several minutes. The vulnerability resides in the autocomplete feature. The effects of such an attack will persist from session to session until the specially crafted form data is deleted.

Marcel reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.0.12, 2.0.0.4).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-13.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-13.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 31 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Autocomplete Form Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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