As part of the Firefox 1.5 release we fixed several crash bugs to improve the stability of the product. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption that we presume could be exploited to run arbitrary code and have been applied to the Firefox 1.0.x and Mozilla Suite 1.7.x releases
Remote attackers may be able to crash a vulnerable program or run code of their choosing on an affected system. The attacker-supplied code would be executed with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable program.
Thanks to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory for reporting this vulnerability. The Mozilla Foundation, in turn, credits Alden D'Souza for reporting the underlying bug to them.
This document was written by Chad Dougherty based on information supplied by the Mozilla Foundation.
|Date First Published:||2006-04-17|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-04-26 17:47 UTC|