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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox GIF File Processing Bug on Mac OS X May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020516
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020516
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2934   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 17 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted GIF file that, when loaded by the target user, will free an uninitialized pointer and cause the target user's browser to crash. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Systems running Mac OS X are affected.

Firefox 2 is not affected.

Drew Yao of Apple Product Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.0.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-36.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-36.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)
Underlying OS Comments:  Mac OS X only

Message History:   None.


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