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CVE-2009-3979

Impact: Critical
Public: 2009-12-15
Bugzilla: 546694: CVE-2009-3979 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.16 and 3.5.x before 3.5.6, SeaMonkey before 2.0.1, and Thunderbird allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3979 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-2010:0153 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1673 December 16, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1674 December 16, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1673 December 16, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0154 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1674 December 16, 2009

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