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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption in Layout Engine and Javascript Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017398
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017398
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 19 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5 prior to 1.5.0.9, 2.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and crash or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Andrew Miller, David Baron, Georgi Guninski, Jesse Ruderman, Olli Pettay, and Vladimir Vukicevic reported the vulnerabilities in the layout engine.

Igor Bukanov, Jesse Ruderman and moz_bug_r_a4 reported the vulnerabilities in the JavaScript engine.

Keith Victor reported a vulnerability in js_dtoa().

[Editor's note: The Mozilla Foundation has issued several additional advisories affecting Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. Separate Alerts will be issued later today for each Mozilla advisory.]

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (1.5.0.9 and 2.0.0.1).
Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-68.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 20 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption in Layout Engine and Javascript Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Mar 16 2007 (Sun Issues Fix for Solaris) Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption in Layout Engine and Javascript Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 8, 9, and 10.
Jun 8 2007 (Sun Issues Fix for Mozilla Browser) Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption in Layout Engine and Javascript Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Mozilla Browser on Sun Solaris 8, 9, and 10.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:19:01 -0500
Subject:  Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey vulnerabilities


MFSA 2006-68 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.0.9/1.8.1.1)

CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499
 
 


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