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CVE-2009-2462

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2009-07-21
Bugzilla:
512128: CVE-2009-2462 Mozilla Browser engine crashes

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.12 and Thunderbird allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to (1) the frame chain and synchronous events, (2) a SetMayHaveFrame assertion and nsCSSFrameConstructor::CreateFloatingLetterFrame, (3) nsCSSFrameConstructor::ConstructFrame, (4) the child list and initial reflow, (5) GetLastSpecialSibling, (6) nsFrameManager::GetPrimaryFrameFor and MathML, (7) nsFrame::GetBoxAscent, (8) nsCSSFrameConstructor::AdjustParentFrame, (9) nsDOMOfflineResourceList, and (10) nsContentUtils::ComparePosition.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2462 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 Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 2010-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 2010-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1163 2009-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1162 2009-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1163 2009-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 RHSA-2009:1162 2009-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0154 2010-03-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.12-1.el5_3 Fixed

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