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CVE-2008-2803

Impact: Critical
Public: 2008-07-02
Bugzilla: 452602: CVE-2008-2803 Firefox javascript arbitrary code execution

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The mozIJSSubScriptLoader.LoadScript function in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.15, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14 and earlier, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.10 does not apply XPCNativeWrappers to scripts loaded from (1) file: URIs, (2) data: URIs, or (3) certain non-canonical chrome: URIs, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving third-party add-ons.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2803 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 July 23, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 July 23, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547 July 02, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547 July 02, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0549 July 02, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547 July 02, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616 July 23, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0569 July 02, 2008

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