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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Regression Error in Plugin Parameter Array Fix Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024243
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024243
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2755   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 24 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.6.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The fix to the plugin parameter array crash that was included in Mozilla Firefox 3.6.7 introduced a potential memory corruption error. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will free a parameter arry prematurely, potentially executing arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Daniel Holbert reported this vulnerability.

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:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.6.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-48.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-48.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 24 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Regression Error in Plugin Parameter Array Fix Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jul 24 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Regression Error in Plugin Parameter Array Fix Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jul 24 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Regression Error in Plugin Parameter Array Fix Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.



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