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Mozilla LiveConnect vulnerable to crash finalizing JS objects

Vulnerability Note VU#428500

Original Release Date: 2007-01-18 | Last Revised: 2007-04-05

Overview

A vulnerability exists in the Mozilla LiveConnect that may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Description

Mozilla LiveConnect, which allows communication between Java applets and web JavaScript, contains a vulnerability in the way freed objects are re-used that may result in a denial of service. According to the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-71:

The crash is due to re-use of an already-freed object and we presume this could be exploited with enough effort.

Impact

A remote, unathenticated attacker may be able to cause a denial of service.

Solution

Apply an update

According to the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-71, this vulnerability is addressed in Firefox 2.0.0.1, Firefox 1.5.0.9, Thunderbird 1.5.0.9, and SeaMonkey 1.0.7.

Disable Java


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

Vendor Information

428500
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Debian GNU/Linux

Updated:  April 05, 2007

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

Refer to DSA-1253-1.

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Mozilla

Updated:  December 21, 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

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-71.

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CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-71 . Mozilla credits Steven Michaud with providing information about this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6502
Severity Metric: 3.65
Date Public: 2006-12-19
Date First Published: 2007-01-18
Date Last Updated: 2007-04-05 18:44 UTC
Document Revision: 25

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