Mozilla products contain a race condition

2006-07-27T00:00:00
ID VU:265964
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2007-02-09T14:05:00

Description

Overview

Mozilla products contain a race condition. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

The Mozilla products JavaScript garbage collection process may delete a variable while that variable is still in use. This may corrupt memory in a way that can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

For complete list of affected products refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-48.


Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. The attacker could also cause the vulnerable application to crash.


Solution

Apply an update
This vulnerability is addressed in Firefox 1.5.0.5, Thunderbird 1.5.0.5, and SeaMonkey 1.0.3, according to the Mozilla Foundation Security Update 2006-48.


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This vulnerability can be mitigated by disabling JavaScript.


Vendor Information

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Updated: July 27, 2006

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Refer to <http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-48.html>.

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References

  • <http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-48.html>
  • <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=344759>
  • <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=344960>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/19873/>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21216/>
  • <http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19181>

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-48. Mozilla credits H. D. Moore with reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-3803
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Severity Metric: | 16.03
Date Public: | 2006-07-25
Date First Published: | 2006-07-27
Date Last Updated: | 2007-02-09 14:05 UTC
Document Revision: | 14