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CVE-2009-1044

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2009-03-27
Bugzilla:
492212: CVE-2009-1044 Firefox XUL garbage collection issue (cansecwest pwn2own)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7 on Windows 7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors related to the _moveToEdgeShift XUL tree method, which triggers garbage collection on objects that are still in use, as demonstrated by Nils during a PWN2OWN competition at CanSecWest 2009.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1044 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0398 2009-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:0397 2009-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0398 2009-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0398 2009-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (xulrunner) RHSA-2009:0397 2009-03-27

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