Vulnerability Note VU#928956

Mozilla SVG memory corruption vulnerability

Original Release date: 20 Dec 2006 | Last revised: 07 Feb 2007

Overview

Mozilla products contain a memory corruption vulnerability related to SVG processing. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) processing code in Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey contains a memory corruption vulnerability. According to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-73:

    Appending an SVG comment DOM node from one document into another type of document such as HTML in some cases results in a crash due to memory corruption that can be exploited to run arbitrary code.

    This flaw was introduced in the Firefox 1.5.0.4 release, prior versions are unaffected.

Impact

By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade

Mozilla has addressed these vulnerabilities in Firefox 2.0.0.1, Firefox 1.5.0.9 and SeaMonkey 1.0.7.

Workaround

Disable JavaScript

For instructions on how to disable JavaScript in Firefox, please refer to the Firefox section of the Securing Your Web Browser document.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MozillaAffected-20 Dec 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Mozilla who in turn credits TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6504
  • Date Public: 19 Dec 2006
  • Date First Published: 20 Dec 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 07 Feb 2007
  • Severity Metric: 26.77
  • Document Revision: 29

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