Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2009-49

2009-09-10T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:22454
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-09-10T00:00:00

Description

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2009-49

Title: TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability Impact: Critical Announced: September 9, 2009 Reporter: TippingPoint ZDI Products: Firefox

Fixed in: Firefox 3.5.3 Firefox 3.0.14 Description

An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. References

* https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=506871
* CVE-2009-3077