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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021417
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021417
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.x prior to 2.0.0.19; 3.x prior to 3.0.5
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were 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 memory corruption errors in the JavaScript engine or layout engine and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

SeaMonkey and Thunderbird are also affected.

Daniel Veditz, Jesse Ruderman, and Gary Kwong 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 (2.0.0.19, 3.0.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.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 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let 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.
Dec 17 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for SeaMonkey.
Dec 30 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has released a fix for Thunderbird.
Jan 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 15 2009 (Sun Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Bugs in JavaScript Engine and Layout Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Thunderbird for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 16 Dec 2008 23:13:06 -0500
Subject:  Mozilla Firefox


http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html

CVE-2008-5500

CVE-2008-5501

CVE-2008-5502

 
 


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