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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Mozilla Firefox allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by triggering an error condition during certain Iframe operations between a JSframe write and a JSframe close, as demonstrated by an error in loading an empty Java applet defined by a 'src="javascript:"' sequence.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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