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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Cloned XUL DOM Element Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021796
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021796
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0775   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 5 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.0.7
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 trigger a memory management error in the garbage collection process and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A page containing a set of cloned XUL DOM elements that are linked as a parent and child can trigger this vulnerability when the page is reloaded.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is affected.

An anonymous researcher 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 a fix (3.0.7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-08.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-08.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 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Cloned XUL DOM Element Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Mar 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Cloned XUL DOM Element Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Mar 24 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Cloned XUL DOM Element 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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