Multiple Mozilla products garbage-collection temp variable memory corruption

mozilla-garbage-memory-corruption (25807) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Multiple Mozilla products, including Firefox, Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper handling of temporary variables when garbage-collection runs. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory on the system and possibly execute arbitrary code or cause the system to crash.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-10 for upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Mozilla):
Refer to DSA-1046-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Firefox):
Refer to DSA-1044-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Thunderbird):
Refer to DSA-1051-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Thunderbird):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-05-09 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Firefox):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-04-12 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Mozilla):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-04-18 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-271-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Sun Solaris 10:
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Sun Alert ID: 102550. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE Security Announcement SUSE-SA:2006:021 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE Security Announcement SUSE-SA:2006:022 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • MFSA 2006-10: JavaScript garbage-collection hazard audit.
  • Mozilla Web site: Firefox - Rediscover the Web.
  • Mozilla Web site: The SeaMonkey Project.
  • Mozilla Web site: Mozilla Suite.
  • Mozilla Web site: Thunderbird.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102550: Multiple Security Vulnerabilites in Mozilla 1.4 and 1.7 for Solaris and for Sun JDS for Linux.
  • ASA-2006-085: Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird security update (RHSA-2006-0328 RHSA-2006-0329 RHSA-2006-330)
  • CVE-2006-1742: The JavaScript engine in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 1.x before 1.5 and 1.0.x before 1.0.8, Mozilla Suite before 1.7.13, and SeaMonkey before 1.0 does not properly handle temporary variables that are not garbage collected, which might allow remote attackers to trigger operations on freed memory and cause memory corruption.
  • DSA-1044: mozilla-firefox -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1046: mozilla -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1051: mozilla-thunderbird -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200604-12: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200604-18: Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200605-09: Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:075: Updated mozilla-firefox packages fix numerous vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:076: Updated mozilla packages fix numerous vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:078: Updated mozilla-thunderbird packages fix numerous vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2006-0328: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2006-0329: mozilla security update
  • RHSA-2006-0330: thunderbird security update
  • SA19631: Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SA:2006:021: Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla suite various security problems
  • SUSE-SA:2006:022: MozillaThunderbird various problems
  • US-CERT VU#492382: Mozilla products JavaScript engine fail to properly handle garbage-collection
  • USN-271-1: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-275-1: Mozilla vulnerabilities
  • USN-276-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2006-1356: Mozilla Products Memory Corruption and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta1
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.10
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.11
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.12
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.6
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.7
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Beta
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.5 Beta
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Beta2
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell UnitedLinux 1.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Apr 13, 2006

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