Rule Category

BROWSER-FIREFOX -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Firefox browser, or products that have the "Gecko" engine (Thunderbird email client, etc.).

Alert Message

BROWSER-FIREFOX Mozilla Firefox file type memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

nsFrameManager in Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by modifying properties of a file input element while it is still being initialized, then using the blur method to access uninitialized memory. Impact: CVSS base score 9.3 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2008-5021
nsFrameManager in Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by modifying properties of a file input element while it is still being initialized, then using the blur method to access uninitialized memory.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access