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Mozilla Layout Engine memory corruption vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#751636

Original Release Date: 2007-05-31 | Last Revised: 2007-06-20

Overview

The Mozilla layout engine contains multiple vulnerabilities that may lead to memory corruption. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

The Mozilla Layout Engine contains an multiple vulnerabilities that may result in memory corruption. The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. According to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-12:

Some of these crashes that 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.
Information about the individual bug reports addressed in this update can be found in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-12.

Impact

Potential consequences include remote execution of arbitrary code and denial of service.

Solution

Upgrade
These vulnerabilities are addressed in Firefox 2.0.0.4, Firefox 1.5.0.12, Thunderbird 2.0.0.4, Thunderbird 1.5.0.12, SeaMonkey 1.0.9, SeaMonkey 1.1.2.

Vendor Information

751636
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  May 31, 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 http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-12.html.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

These vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-12 . Mozilla credits Boris Zbarsky, Eli Friedman, Georgi Guninski, Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers and Olli Pettay with reporting these issues.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2867
Severity Metric: 8.19
Date Public: 2007-05-31
Date First Published: 2007-05-31
Date Last Updated: 2007-06-20 20:10 UTC
Document Revision: 29

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