Public Date:
642277: CVE-2010-3179 Mozilla buffer overflow and memory corruption using document.write

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the text-rendering functionality in Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.14 and 3.6.x before 3.6.11, Thunderbird before 3.0.9 and 3.1.x before 3.1.5, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a long argument to the document.write method.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3179 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0782 2010-10-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0896 2010-11-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0861 2010-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0782 2010-10-19

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