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CVE-2008-4059

Impact: Critical
Public: 2008-09-23
Bugzilla: 463192: CVE-2008-4059 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The XPConnect component in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.17 allows remote attackers to "pollute XPCNativeWrappers" and execute arbitrary code with chrome privileges via vectors related to a SCRIPT element.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4059 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908 October 01, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908 October 01, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0882 September 24, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0882 September 24, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2008:0882 September 24, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908 October 01, 2008

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