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CVE-2009-1838

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

Details

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 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
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2009:1126 June 25, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2009:1126 June 25, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1096 June 11, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1095 June 11, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1096 June 11, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2009:1125 June 25, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1095 June 11, 2009

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