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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3 on Windows XP SP3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption, out-of-bounds read, and application crash) via JavaScript code that appends long strings to the content of a P element, and performs certain other string concatenation and substring operations, related to the DoubleWideCharMappedString class in USP10.dll and the gfxWindowsFontGroup::GetUnderlineOffset function in xul.dll, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-1571.

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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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