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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox XBM Decoder May Let Remote Users Access Uninitialized Memory Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020923
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020923
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4069   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 24 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to access uninitialized memory.

A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will access "random small chunks" of uninitialized memory. The vulnerability resides in the XBM decoder.

SeaMonkey is also affected.

Billy Hoffman reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to access uninitialized memory.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.17).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-45.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-45.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 23 Sep 2008 23:17:12 -0400
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-45.html


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