Mozilla Firefox prior 1.0.9 input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.9 and 3.6.x before 3.6.2, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.4, executes a mail application in situations where an IMG element has a SRC attribute that is a redirect to a mailto: URL, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive application launches) via an HTML document with many images.

The weakness was published 04/05/2010 as Bug 452093 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2010-0181. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 45444 (CentOS 3 / 4 : seamonkey (CESA-2010:0333)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118250 (Fedora Update for SeaMonkey (FEDORA-2010-6236)).

Upgrading to version 1.0.9 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (57395) and Tenable (45444).







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Class: Input validation

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 45444
Nessus Name: CentOS 3 / 4 : seamonkey (CESA-2010:0333)
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OpenVAS ID: 67218
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: seamonkey
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Firefox 1.0.9


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Advisory: Bug 452093
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-0181 (🔍)

X-Force: 57395
Vulnerability Center: 25489 - Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey Remote DoS Vulnerability via an HTML Document with Many Images, Medium


Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/07/2021 08:50 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (61), 02/23/2017 10:29 AM (6), 09/07/2021 08:47 AM (4), 09/07/2021 08:50 AM (1)
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