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Mozilla contains multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#466673

Original Release Date: 2006-06-02 | Last Revised: 2007-02-09


Mozilla contains several memory corruption vulnerabilities. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Mozilla team members have discovered multiple vulnerabilities that cause the browser engine to crash. In certain circumstances, these vulnerabilities may allow arbitrary code execution. Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird are reported to be vulnerable.


By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page, an HTML email message, or an HTML email attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.


Apply an update

Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-32 for fixed versions of Mozilla products.

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This vulnerability can be mitigated by disabling JavaScript.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla, Inc.

Updated:  June 02, 2006



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.


Please refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-32.

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

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Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2779
Severity Metric: 8.03
Date Public: 2006-06-01
Date First Published: 2006-06-02
Date Last Updated: 2007-02-09 14:35 UTC
Document Revision: 15

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