Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2009-43

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-08-07T00:00:00


Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2009-43

Title: Heap overflow in certificate regexp parsing Impact: Critical Announced: August 1, 2009 Reporter: Moxie Marlinspike Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, NSS

Fixed in: Firefox 3.5 NSS 3.12.3 Description

Moxie Marlinspike reported a heap overflow vulnerability in the code that handles regular expressions in certificate names. This vulnerability could be used to compromise the browser and run arbitrary code by presenting a specially crafted certificate to the client. This code provided compatibility with the non-standard regular expression syntax historically supported by Netscape clients and servers. With version 3.5 Firefox switched to the more limited industry-standard wildcard syntax instead and is not vulnerable to this flaw. References

* CVE-2009-2404