[NEWS] Gecko legend object DoS
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- Date: 18 Apr 2006 12:41:16 +0200
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Gecko legend object DoS
Gecko does not handle properly the HTML tags of headers inside legend,
allowing attackers to crash Gecko based browsers.
* Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168 and prior
* Mozilla Suite 1.0.7 and prior
* Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124
* Mozilla Suite 1.0.8
A Null Pointer Dereference exists with the way Gecko handles the <legened>
Proof of Concept:
< / object>
< / kbd>
The vulnerability exists with the use of header tag (<h4> on the above
The vendor has issued a fix with the new Mozilla based products.
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.
The information has been provided by <mailto:bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Thomas
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