#VU58615 Infinite loop


Published: 2021-12-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58615

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-43545

CWE-ID: CWE-835

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Mozilla Firefox
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers
Firefox ESR
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to infinite loop when using Location API. A remote attacker can consume all available system resources and cause denial of service conditions.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 90.0 - 94.0.2

Firefox ESR: 91.0 - 91.3.0


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-52/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-53/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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