Bug 188798 - CVE-2006-1724 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (
Summary: CVE-2006-1724 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: reported=20060412,source=mozilla,emba...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-13 02:26 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-10-02 12:40:14 UTC

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Description Josh Bressers 2006-04-13 02:26:08 UTC
Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (

As  part of the Firefox release we fixed several crash bugs to
improve the stability of the product, with a particular focus on finding
crashes caused by DHTML. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory
corruption that we presume could be exploited to run arbitrary code with
enough effort.

Note:  Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be
vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default
setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.


Upgrade to the fixed versions. Do not enable JavaScript in Thunderbird or
the mail portion of SeaMonkey.


Also fixed in Firefox/Thunderbird 1.0.8, Mozilla Suite 1.7.13
Muck with the boxobject's internal frame pointer.

This issue also affects FC4

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2006-04-24 12:49:59 UTC
Lifting embargo

Comment 2 David Eisenstein 2006-10-02 12:24:36 UTC
So was this ever fixed in FC5?  FC4?  With Seamonkey, maybe?

Comment 3 David Eisenstein 2006-10-02 12:40:14 UTC
Ah.  I see that this was indeed fixed on 2006-05-03, for both FC4 and FC5
(but not mentioned in the advisories.)  The update to Mozilla-1.7.13 fixed
this issue along with the others mentioned.

This bug was fixed for FC4 in Fedora Update FEDORA-2006-488

This bug was fixed for FC5 in Fedora Update FEDORA-2006-487

Going ahead and closing this ERRATA.

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