Vulnerability Note VU#761756

Mozilla layout engine contains multiple vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 26 Feb 2007 | Last revised: 08 Mar 2007

Overview

The Mozilla layout engine contains multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial of service condition.

Description

The Mozilla Foundation supports several Open Source projects, including the Mozilla, Seamonkey, and Firefox web browsers. The Thunderbird email client is also a Mozilla product. These products use the Mozilla layout engine to render HTML formatted text.

The Mozilla layout engine contains multiple vulnerabilities. An attacker may be able to exploit these vulnerabilties by convincing a user to connect to a specially crafted website or viewing an HTML formatted email. For more information refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-01.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or create a denial of service condition.

Solution

Upgrade
See Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-01 for information about affected clients.


View email in plain text

Configuring Thunderbird to display email in plain text may partially mitigate this vulnerability.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MozillaAffected-26 Feb 2007
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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

Mozilla credits Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers and Olli Pettay for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0775
  • Date Public: 23 Feb 2007
  • Date First Published: 26 Feb 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 08 Mar 2007
  • Severity Metric: 2.83
  • Document Revision: 44

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