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CVE-2008-2801

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2008-07-02
Bugzilla:
452605: CVE-2008-2801 Firefox arbitrary signed JAR code execution

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.15 and SeaMonkey before 1.1.10 do not properly implement JAR signing, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) injection of JavaScript into documents within a JAR archive or (2) a JAR archive that uses relative URLs to JavaScript files.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2801 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0549 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 2008-07-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (yelp) RHSA-2008:0569 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 2008-07-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 2008-07-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547 2008-07-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 yelp 2.16.0-19.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 devhelp 0.12-17.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9-1.el5 Fixed