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Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:32:03 -0300
From: Gustavo Grieco <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: DoS loading a SVG in Firefox

This issue was recently minimized and isolated to the circular use of

Is a CVE suitable for this DoS?


2016-10-06 12:09 GMT-03:00 Gustavo Grieco <>:

> Hello,
> Some months ago, we found that just loading this image:
> (518K)
> will cause Firefox to consume all your memory. Once you click, you
> cannot stop the memory constant memory leak. It can take a few minutes
> (we tested in a desktop computer with 16GB). At the end, Firefox will
> abort or it will be terminated by the OS.
> At least Firefox 49 and 51 in several platforms are affected. A report
> in the Mozilla bug tracker was filled:
> Please assign a CVE if suitable.
> Regards,
> Gustavo.

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