Vulnerability Note VU#329500
As part of the Firefox 1.5 release we fixed several crash bugs to improve the stability of the product. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption that we presume could be exploited to run arbitrary code and have been applied to the Firefox 1.0.x and Mozilla Suite 1.7.x releases
Remote attackers may be able to crash a vulnerable program or run code of their choosing on an affected system. The attacker-supplied code would be executed with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable program.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Mozilla, Inc.||Affected||17 Apr 2006||17 Apr 2006|
|Red Hat, Inc.||Affected||-||17 Apr 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Thanks to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory for reporting this vulnerability. The Mozilla Foundation, in turn, credits Alden D'Souza for reporting the underlying bug to them.
This document was written by Chad Dougherty based on information supplied by the Mozilla Foundation.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 11 Apr 2006
- Date First Published: 17 Apr 2006
- Date Last Updated: 26 Apr 2006
- Severity Metric: 12.24
- Document Revision: 9
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