Vulnerability Note VU#607267

Mozilla Firefox code execution vulnerability

Original Release date: 02 Jul 2008 | Last revised: 03 Jul 2008

Overview

Mozilla Firefox versions prior to 2.0.0.15 contain a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute code.

Description

Versions of Mozilla Firefox prior to 2.0.0.15 contain a buffer overflow vulnerability. Browsers such as SeaMonkey and Epiphany that use Mozilla's rendering engine may also be affected.

Per Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-33:

    Security research firm Astabis reported a vulnerability in Firefox 2 submitted through the iSIGHT Partners GVP Program by Greg McManus, Primary GVP Researcher. The reported crash in Mozilla's block reflow code could be used by an attacker to crash the browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer.

    This vulnerability does not affect Firefox 3.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a vulnerable browser to crash.

Solution

Upgrade
Per Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-33 this issue is addressed in Firefox 2.0.0.15 and SeaMonkey 1.1.10.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MozillaAffected-02 Jul 2008
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Mozilla credits Security research firm Astabis for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2008-2811
  • Date Public: 02 Jul 2008
  • Date First Published: 02 Jul 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 03 Jul 2008
  • Severity Metric: 7.17
  • Document Revision: 8

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