Vulnerability Note VU#527676

Mozilla contains multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 27 Jul 2006 | Last revised: 17 Jul 2007

Overview

Mozilla products contain multiple vulnerabilities that can cause memory corruption. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Mozilla products contain multiple bugs that cause the application to crash. In some cases, a crash may be exploitable to execute arbitrary code.

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 2006-55.


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Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Mozilla, Inc.Affected-27 Jul 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by the Mozilla Foundation, who in turn credit Boris Zbarsky, Darin Fisher, Daniel Veditz, Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers, and shutdown.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3811
  • Date Public: 25 Jul 2006
  • Date First Published: 27 Jul 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 17 Jul 2007
  • Severity Metric: 7.37
  • Document Revision: 10

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