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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021186
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021186
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5021   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.18, 3.x prior to 3.0.4
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 modify certain properties of a file input element before the element is initialized to access uninitialized memory and potentially execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

SeaMonkey and Thunderbird are also affected.

ling and wushi of team509 reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

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 fixes (2.0.0.18, 3.0.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-55.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-55.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 13 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Nov 13 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey.
Nov 13 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Nov 20 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Thunderbird.
Nov 20 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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