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CVE-2009-1044

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

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0398 March 27, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0398 March 27, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:0397 March 27, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0398 March 27, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (xulrunner) RHSA-2009:0397 March 27, 2009

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