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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox CSS Reference Counter Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020555
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020555
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2785   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 25 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.16
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.

A remote user can create a large number of references to a common CSS object to overflow the CSSValue array data structure. The browser will attempt to free the object while it is still in use, which may allow arbitrary code to be executed. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

TippingPoint reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.
Solution:   Mozilla has issued a fix for Thunderbird (2.0.0.16), which is affected by this vulnerability.

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-34.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-34.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 20 2008 Mozilla Firefox CSS Reference Counter Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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