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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Dynamic Module Unloading Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021181
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021181
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5013   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.18
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 SWF Flash file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a dynamic module unloading flaw to access memory and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is also affected.

Firefox version 3 is not affected.

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

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 fixed version (2.0.0.18).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-49.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-49.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.
Nov 13 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Dynamic Module Unloading Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey.
Nov 13 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Dynamic Module Unloading Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 12 Nov 2008 21:02:52 -0500
Subject:  Mozilla Firefox


http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-49.html

CVE-2008-5013
 
 


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