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Mozilla SVG memory corruption vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#928956

Original Release Date: 2006-12-20 | Last Revised: 2007-02-07

Overview

Mozilla products contain a memory corruption vulnerability related to SVG processing. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) processing code in Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey contains a memory corruption vulnerability. According to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-73:

Appending an SVG comment DOM node from one document into another type of document such as HTML in some cases results in a crash due to memory corruption that can be exploited to run arbitrary code.

This flaw was introduced in the Firefox 1.5.0.4 release, prior versions are unaffected.

Impact

By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade


Mozilla has addressed these vulnerabilities in Firefox 2.0.0.1, Firefox 1.5.0.9 and SeaMonkey 1.0.7.

Workaround

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

928956
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  December 20, 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/mfsa2006-73.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 by Mozilla who in turn credits TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6504
Severity Metric: 26.78
Date Public: 2006-12-19
Date First Published: 2006-12-20
Date Last Updated: 2007-02-07 18:37 UTC
Document Revision: 29

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