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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Browser Engine Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023333
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023333
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3979, CVE-2009-3980, CVE-2009-3981, CVE-2009-3982   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 16 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 prior to 3.0.16, 3.5 prior to 3.5.6
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 execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Jeremy Lea, Jesse Ruderman, David Mandelin, Gary Kwong, Jason Orendorff, and Igor Bukanov reported these vulnerabilities.

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 (3.0.16, 3.5.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-65.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-65.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.
Dec 16 2009 (Mozilla Thunderbird is Affected) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Browser Engine Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.
Dec 16 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Browser Engine Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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