DescriptionThe nsObserverList::FillObserverArray function in xpcom/ds/nsObserverList.cpp in Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted web site that triggers memory consumption and an accompanying Low Memory alert dialog, and also triggers attempted removal of an observer from an empty observers array.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xulrunner (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)24.8.1esr-2~deb7u1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


browser DoS not treated as security issue

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