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Mozilla fails to properly release JavaScript references

Vulnerability Note VU#670060

Original Release Date: 2006-07-27 | Last Revised: 2007-02-09

Overview

Mozilla products fail to properly release memory. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Mozilla products fail to properly release JavaScript references. This may corrupt memory in a way that can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

For complete list of affected products refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-44.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. The attacker could also cause the vulnerable application to crash.

Solution

Upgrade
This vulnerability has been addressed in Firefox 1.5.0.5 and SeaMonkey 1.0.3 according to the Mozilla Foundation Security Update 2006-44.

Until it is possible to upgrade to a fixed version of Firefox or SeaMonkey, the following workaround will prevent exploitation:


Disable JavaScript

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

Vendor Information

670060
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Mozilla, Inc.

Updated:  July 27, 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

Refer to http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-44.html

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

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-44 Mozilla credits Thilo Girmann with reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari based on information from Mozilla.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3677
Severity Metric: 58.14
Date Public: 2006-07-25
Date First Published: 2006-07-27
Date Last Updated: 2007-02-09 14:05 UTC
Document Revision: 26

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