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Vulnerability Note VU#390480

Original Release Date: 2006-11-08 | Last Revised: 2006-12-21

Overview

A vulnerability exists in the way Mozilla products process JavaScript. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

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.

An unspecified vulnerability exists in the way Mozilla products process JavaScript. For more information refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-67.

Note that other Mozilla-based applications may also be affected.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade
See Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-67 for information about affected clients.


Disable Javascript

Disabling JavaScript may mitigate the impact of this vulnerability. See the Securing Your Web Browser document for more information.

Vendor Information

390480
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  November 08, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-67.html for more information.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation for information about this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5748
Severity Metric: 0.45
Date Public: 2006-11-08
Date First Published: 2006-11-08
Date Last Updated: 2006-12-21 18:47 UTC
Document Revision: 28

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