Vulnerability Note VU#751636

Mozilla Layout Engine memory corruption vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 31 May 2007 | Last revised: 20 Jun 2007

Overview

The Mozilla layout engine contains multiple vulnerabilities that may lead to memory corruption. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

The Mozilla Layout Engine contains an multiple vulnerabilities that may result in memory corruption. The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. According to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-12:

    Some of these crashes that showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.

Information about the individual bug reports addressed in this update can be found in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-12.

Impact

Potential consequences include remote execution of arbitrary code and denial of service.

Solution

Upgrade
These vulnerabilities are addressed in Firefox 2.0.0.4, Firefox 1.5.0.12, Thunderbird 2.0.0.4, Thunderbird 1.5.0.12, SeaMonkey 1.0.9, SeaMonkey 1.1.2.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MozillaAffected-31 May 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

These vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-12. Mozilla credits Boris Zbarsky, Eli Friedman, Georgi Guninski, Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers and Olli Pettay with reporting these issues.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2867
  • Date Public: 31 May 2007
  • Date First Published: 31 May 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Jun 2007
  • Severity Metric: 8.19
  • Document Revision: 29

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