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Mozilla products vulnerable to heap overflow via miscalculated size during conversion of an image

Vulnerability Note VU#722244

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

Overview

A vulnerability exists in Mozilla products that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.

Description

Mozilla products contain a vulnerability in the CSS cursor property on Microsoft Windows that may result in a crash when handling malicious images. According to the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-69:

A miscalculated size during conversion of the image to a Windows bitmap can result in a heap buffer overflow which could be used to compromise the victim's computer.

Mozilla also states that this flaw affects both Firefox 2 and Firefox 1.5 but not the earlier Firefox 1.0 or Mozilla Suite products.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.

Solution

Apply an update
According to the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-69, 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.

Vendor Information

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Gentoo Linux

Updated:  January 18, 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

Gentoo Linux has published advisories GLSA 200701-02, 200701-03, and 200701-04 in response to this issue. Please refer to those advisories for additional details.

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Mandriva, Inc.

Updated:  January 18, 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

Mandriva has published advisories MDKSA-2007:010, and MDKSA-2007:011 in response to this issue. Please refer to those advisories for additional details.

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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

Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-69.

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

SUSE Linux

Updated:  January 18, 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 SUSE-SA:2007:006.

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References

Credit

This issue is addressed in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-69 . Mozilla credits Frederik Reiss with providing information about this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6500
Severity Metric: 12.15
Date Public: 2006-12-19
Date First Published: 2007-01-18
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-18 15:55 UTC
Document Revision: 21

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