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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Integer Overflow in CSS Letter-Spacing Property Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015918
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015918
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1730   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.0.8; also 1.5 - 1.5.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create HTML with a specially crafted CSS letter-spacing property value that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

TippingPoint reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.8, 1.5.0.2), available at:

http://mozilla.com/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-22.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 14 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Integer Overflow in CSS Letter-Spacing Property Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Firefox on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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