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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Bug in nsTextFrame::ClearTextRun() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022126
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022126
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1313   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 27 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.9
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 specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in nsTextFrame::ClearTextRun() and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The flaw was introduced in version 3.0.9.

Marc Gueury and Daniel Veditz reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.10).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-23.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-23.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.
Apr 27 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bug in nsTextFrame::ClearTextRun() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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