CVE-2008-2785

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2008-07-16
Bugzilla:
452204: CVE-2008-2785 mozilla: CSS reference counter overflow (ZDI-CAN-349)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.16 and 3.x before 3.0.1, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.16, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.11 use an incorrect integer data type as a CSS object reference counter in the CSSValue array (aka nsCSSValue:Array) data structure, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large number of references to a common CSS object, leading to a counter overflow and a free of in-use memory, aka ZDI-CAN-349.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2785 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES EUS (v. 4.5) (firefox) RHSA-2008:0598 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0597 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 2008-07-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0599 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 2008-07-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0598 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2008:0599 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 2008-07-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0599 2008-07-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 yelp 2.16.0-20.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 devhelp 0.12-18.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 devhelp 0.10-0.8.1.el4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nspluginwrapper 0.9.91.5-22.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 seamonkey 1.0.9-16.4.el4_6 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.1-1.el5 Fixed