Bug 602059 (CVE-2010-1990) - CVE-2010-1990 firefox/seamonkey: mail application launch when IFRAME element has a mailto: URI in its SRC attribute
Summary: CVE-2010-1990 firefox/seamonkey: mail application launch when IFRAME element ...
Alias: CVE-2010-1990
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-09 04:22 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2021-11-04 15:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 18:05:03 UTC

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Description Vincent Danen 2010-06-09 04:22:39 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2010-1990 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2010-1990
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1990
Assigned: 20100520
Reference: BUGTRAQ:20100518 DoS vulnerabilities in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and other browsers
Reference: URL: http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/511327/100/0/threaded
Reference: MISC: http://websecurity.com.ua/4206/

Mozilla Firefox 3.6.x, 3.5.x, 3.0.19, and earlier, and SeaMonkey,
executes a mail application in situations where an IFRAME element has
a mailto: URL in its SRC attribute, which allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (excessive application launches) via an HTML
document with many IFRAME elements.

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2010-06-28 18:05:03 UTC

The Red Hat Security Response Team does not consider a user assisted denial of service (and potential crash) of end user application, such a Firefox, to be a security issue.

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