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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021251
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021251
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5021   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 20 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.18
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 specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will modify certain properties of a file input element before the element is initialized to access uninitialized memory and potentially execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

SeaMonkey and Thunderbird are also affected.

ling and wushi of team509 reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Mozilla has issued a fix for Thunderbird, which is affected by this vulnerability.

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-55.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-55.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 13 2008 Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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