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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bug in AsyncPaintWaitEvent() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032193
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032193
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2706   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 24 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 37.0.2
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 race condition when a plugin fails to initialize, which may lead to a memory corruption error in AsyncPaintWaitEvent::AsyncPaintWaitEvent() and arbitrary code execution on the target system.

Robert Kaiser (Kairo) 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:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2571-1

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-45/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10, 15.04

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Apr 21 2015 Mozilla Firefox Bug in AsyncPaintWaitEvent() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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