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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018994
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018994
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5959   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 27 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.10
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 a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system or cause the target user's browser to crash. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

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 fixed version (2.0.0.10).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-38.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-38.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.
Nov 27 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Nov 27 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Seamonkey) Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Seamonkey on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Dec 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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