ZDI-09-015: Mozilla Firefox XUL _moveToEdgeShift() Memory Corruption Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-015 March 30, 2009
-- CVE ID: CVE-2009-1044
-- Affected Vendors: Mozilla Firefox
-- Affected Products: Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x
-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Mozilla Firefox. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.
The specific flaw exists in the XUL tree method _moveToEdgeShift(). In some cases this call will trigger garbage collection routines on in use objects which will result in a future call to a dangling pointer. This can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.
-- Vendor Response: Mozilla Firefox has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-03-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2009-03-30 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Nils
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