Multiple Mozilla products JavaScript engine code execution

multiple-mozilla-javascript-code-execution (45355) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Multiple Mozilla products, including Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an unspecified memory corruption vulnerability related to the JavaScript engine. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system with the victim's privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2008-42 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Bugzilla@Mozilla - Bug 367736: potential sign problems in nsEscapeCount. (CVE-2008-4062)
  • Bugzilla@Mozilla - Bug 444608: SM: jsxml.c assumes that Namespace and QName are read-only. (CVE-2008-4062)
  • Bugzilla@Mozilla - Bug 445229: NPAPI/NPruntime possible crash when returning a new NPObject as the result of an Invoke/InvokeDefault/GetProperty.. (CVE-2008-4062)
  • MFSA 2008-42: Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.2/1.8.1.17).
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2009009505, Rev 1: Nortel Response to Sun Alert 256408 - Solaris 10 - Vulnerabilities in Firefox May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • Sun Alert ID: 256408: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to Unauthorized Data.
  • ASA-2008-389: thunderbird security update (RHSA-2008-0908)
  • ASA-2008-421: seamonkey security update (RHSA-2008-0882)
  • ASA-2008-422: firefox security update (RHSA-2008-0879)
  • ASA-2009-158: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to unauthorized Data (Sun 256408)
  • BID-31346: Mozilla Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-4062: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.17 and 3.x before 3.0.2, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.17, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.12 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the JavaScript engine and (1) misinterpretation of the characteristics of Namespace and QName in jsxml.c, (2) misuse of signed integers in the nsEscapeCount function in nsEscape.cpp, and (3) interaction of JavaScript garbage collection with certain use of an NPObject in the nsNPObjWrapper::GetNewOrUsed function in nsJSNPRuntime.cpp.
  • DSA-1649: iceweasel -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1669: xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1696: icedove -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1697: iceape -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:205: mozilla-firefox
  • MDVSA-2008:206: mozilla-thunderbird
  • RHSA-2008-0879: Critical: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2008-0882: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2008-0908: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • SA31984: Mozilla Firefox 2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32007: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32010: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32011: Mozilla Firefox 3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA34501: Sun Solaris Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020916: Mozilla Firefox JavaScript Layout Engine Memory Corruption Bugs May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2008:050: Mozilla security problems
  • USN-645-1: Firefox and xulrunner vulnerabilities
  • USN-645-2: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-645-3: Firefox and xulrunner regression
  • USN-647-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.11
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.11
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.7
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.8
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP1
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Sep 23, 2008

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