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MFSA2006-59 Firefox: Concurrency-related vulnerability (CVE-2006-4253)

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MFSA2006-59 Firefox: Concurrency-related vulnerability (CVE-2006-4253)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/21/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Concurrency vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple Javascript timed events that load a deeply nested XML file, followed by redirecting the browser to another page, which leads to a concurrency failure that causes structures to be freed incorrectly, as demonstrated by (1) ffoxdie and (2) ffoxdie3. NOTE: it has been reported that Netscape 8.1 and K-Meleon 1.0.1 are also affected by ffoxdie. Mozilla confirmed to CVE that ffoxdie and ffoxdie3 trigger the same underlying vulnerability. NOTE: it was later reported that Firefox 2.0 RC2 and 1.5.0.7 are also affected.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-1_5_0_7

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