Public Date:
566049: CVE-2010-0160 Mozilla implementation of Web Workers can lead to crash with evidence of memory corruption (MFSA 2010-02)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Web Worker functionality in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.18 and 3.5.x before 3.5.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.3, does not properly handle array data types for posted messages, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0160 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-2010:0112 2010-02-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0112 2010-02-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner Fixed