XMLHttpRequest crashes with some input streams
- December 2, 2014
- Joe Vennix
- Firefox, Firefox ESR, Firefox OS, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
- Fixed in
- Firefox 34
- Firefox ESR 31.3
- Firefox OS 2.2
- SeaMonkey 2.31
- Thunderbird 31.3
XMLHttpRequest that mimics an input stream will a crash. This crash is not exploitable and can only be used for denial of service attacks.
In general this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.