CVE-2010-0176

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2010-03-30
Bugzilla:
578150: CVE-2010-0176 Mozilla Dangling pointer vulnerability in nsTreeContentView

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.19, 3.5.x before 3.5.9, and 3.6.x before 3.6.2&#59; Thunderbird before 3.0.4&#59; and SeaMonkey before 2.0.4 do not properly manage reference counts for option elements in a XUL tree optgroup, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors that trigger access to deleted elements, related to a "dangling pointer vulnerability."

Find out more about CVE-2010-0176 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 version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0545 2010-07-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0332 2010-03-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2010:0333 2010-03-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0544 2010-07-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0545 2010-07-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2010:0333 2010-03-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0332 2010-03-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 firefox Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.19-1.el5_5 Fixed