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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Use-After-Free Error in nsTreeSelection Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023780
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023780
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0175   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 31 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 prior to 3.0.19, 3.5 prior to 3.5.9
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 use-after-free memory error in nsTreeSelection and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

regenrecht reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

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 (3.0.19, 3.5.9).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-17.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-17.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 31 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Use-After-Free Error in nsTreeSelection Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Mar 31 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Use-After-Free Error in nsTreeSelection Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.



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