Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey browser engine code execution

firefox-browser-eng-code-execution (57388) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by multiple errors within the browser engine. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges or cause the browser to crash.


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


Gain Access


Refer to MFSA 2010-16 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • MFSA 2010-16: Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:
  • Sun Security Blog: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Thunderbird .
  • BID-39125: Mozilla Firefox CVE-2010-0173 Multiple Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-0173: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.9 and 3.6.x before 3.6.2, Thunderbird before 3.0.4, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.4 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
  • MDVSA-2010:070: firefox
  • MDVSA-2010:070-1: firefox
  • OSVDB ID: 63460: Mozilla Multiple Products Browser Engine Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption (2010-0173)
  • SA38608: Mozilla Firefox Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
  • SA39136: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39240: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39242: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39243: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA42581: Oracle Solaris Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023775: Mozilla Firefox Browser Engine Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023781: Mozilla Thunderbird Browser Engine Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2010:021: Mozilla security update
  • SUSE-SR:2010:013: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-921-1: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.1
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • Sun Solaris 10
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0


Mar 30, 2010

The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor (IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

For corrections or additions please email ignore thisxforceignore this@ignore thisus.ignore thisibm.comignore this

Return to the main page