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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Heap Overflow in JIT Implementation Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031958
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031958
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0817   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 22 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 36.0.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can 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 heap overflow in the JavaScript just-in-time compilation (JIT) engine and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

ilxu1a reported reported this vulnerability via the HP Zero Day Initiative Pwn2Own contest.

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 (36.0.3, ESR 31.5.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-29/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-29/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   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.
Mar 24 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Heap Overflow in JIT Implementation Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.



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