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CVE-2009-1838

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2009-06-11
Bugzilla:
503580: CVE-2009-1838 Firefox arbitrary code execution flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The garbage-collection implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.11, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.22, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.17 sets an element's owner document to null in unspecified circumstances, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via a crafted event handler, related to an incorrect context for this event handler.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1838 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 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2009:1125 2009-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2009:1126 2009-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 RHSA-2009:1095 2009-06-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2009:1126 2009-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1096 2009-06-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1095 2009-06-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1096 2009-06-11

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.11-3.el5_3 Fixed

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