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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox XUL Tree Method Garbage Collection Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021878
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021878
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1044   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 28 2009
Original Entry Date:  Mar 20 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.7 and prior 3.x versions
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 _moveToEdgeShift() XUL tree method call that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Nils reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Pwn2Own contest.

The original report is available at:

http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2009/03/18/pwn2own-2009-day-1---safari-internet-explorer-and-firefox-taken-down-by-four-zero-day-exploits

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 (3.0.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-13.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-13.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 28 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox XUL Tree Method Garbage Collection Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Mar 28 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox XUL Tree Method Garbage Collection 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.



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