Public Date:
512142: CVE-2009-2469 Mozilla remote code execution using watch and __defineSetter__ on SVG element

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.12 does not properly handle an SVG element that has a property with a watch function and an __defineSetter__ function, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted document, related to a certain pointer misinterpretation.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2469 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 version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1162 2009-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1162 2009-07-22

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner Fixed