Bug 445362 (CVE-2008-2000) - CVE-2008-2000 WebKit: DoS via JavaScript that calls document.write in an infinite loop
Summary: CVE-2008-2000 WebKit: DoS via JavaScript that calls document.write in an infi...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2008-2000
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability   
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Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
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Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-05-06 14:20 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2016-03-04 12:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 14:26:38 UTC
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-05-06 14:20:37 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-2000 to the following vulnerability:

Unspecified vulnerability in Apple Safari 3.1.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via JavaScript code that calls document.write in an infinite loop.

Refences:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/491192/100/0/threaded
http://es.geocities.com/jplopezy/pruebasafari3.html
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/1347
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/41985

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2008-05-06 14:26:38 UTC
This seems to be WebKit issue, not specific to Safari.  Malicious JavaScript can
cause huge memory and CPU resources consumption, leading to a browser crash.

We do not treat this kind of client application crashes as security issues, so
I'm closing this as notabug.  If this get addressed upstream (e.g. by
implementing some check that will allow user to interrupt JavaScript execution
after some time, same as gecko does), we'll follow shortly.


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