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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019695
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019695
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 26 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.13
Description:   Some vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Firefox in the layout and JavaScript engines. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in the layout engine [CVE-2008-1236]. This may cause the browser to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The JavaScript engine may also crash or permit arbitrary code execution [CVE-2008-1237].

Tom Ferris, Seth Spitzer, Martin Wargers, John Daggett, Mats Palmgren, georgi, tgirmann, and Igor Bukanov reported these vulnerabilties.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target user's browser to crash or execute arbitrary code.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.13).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-15.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-15.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.
Mar 26 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Thunderbird.
Mar 26 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Seamonkey) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Seamonkey.
Mar 27 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Mar 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Seamonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Apr 3 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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