search menu icon-carat-right cmu-wordmark

CERT Coordination Center

Mozilla Firefox code execution vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#607267

Original Release Date: 2008-07-02 | Last Revised: 2008-07-03

Overview

Mozilla Firefox versions prior to 2.0.0.15 contain a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute code.

Description

Versions of Mozilla Firefox prior to 2.0.0.15 contain a buffer overflow vulnerability. Browsers such as SeaMonkey and Epiphany that use Mozilla's rendering engine may also be affected.

Per Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-33:
Security research firm Astabis reported a vulnerability in Firefox 2 submitted through the iSIGHT Partners GVP Program by Greg McManus, Primary GVP Researcher. The reported crash in Mozilla's block reflow code could be used by an attacker to crash the browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer.

This vulnerability does not affect Firefox 3.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a vulnerable browser to crash.

Solution

Upgrade

Per Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-33 this issue is addressed in Firefox 2.0.0.15 and SeaMonkey 1.1.10.

Vendor Information

607267
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  July 02, 2008

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/2008/mfsa2008-33.html for more details.

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

Mozilla credits Security research firm Astabis for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2008-2811
Severity Metric: 7.17
Date Public: 2008-07-02
Date First Published: 2008-07-02
Date Last Updated: 2008-07-03 12:12 UTC
Document Revision: 8

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.