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CVE-2008-4062

Impact: Critical
Public: 2008-09-23
Bugzilla: 463201: CVE-2008-4062 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.17 and 3.x before 3.0.2, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.17, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.12 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the JavaScript engine and (1) misinterpretation of the characteristics of Namespace and QName in jsxml.c, (2) misuse of signed integers in the nsEscapeCount function in nsEscape.cpp, and (3) interaction of JavaScript garbage collection with certain use of an NPObject in the nsNPObjWrapper::GetNewOrUsed function in nsJSNPRuntime.cpp.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4062 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 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0879 September 24, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908 October 01, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0879 September 24, 2008

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