Vulnerability Note VU#559977
Mozilla products vulnerable to memory corruption in the browser engine
A number of vulnerabilities in the Mozilla browser engine may allow the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.
The Mozilla browser engine contains several vulnerabilities that may result in memory corruption. The impact of this memory corruption in specific cases is unclear. According to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory MFSA 2007-29:
As part of the Firefox 188.8.131.52 update releases Mozilla developers fixed many bugs to improve the stability of the product. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.
Potential impacts of these vulnerabilities include remote execution of arbitrary code and denial of service.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Mozilla||Affected||-||19 Oct 2007|
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Thanks to Mozilla for reporting this vulnerability. Mozilla credits L. David Baron, Boris Zbarsky, Georgi Guninski, Paul Nickerson, Olli Pettay, Jesse Ruderman, Vladimir Sukhoy, Daniel Veditz, and Martijn Wargers with reporting these issues to them.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-5339
- Date Public: 19 Oct 2007
- Date First Published: 19 Oct 2007
- Date Last Updated: 19 Oct 2007
- Severity Metric: 10.13
- Document Revision: 10
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