An anonymous researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative program,
reported a vulnerability in Mozilla's garbage collection process. The
vulnerability was caused by improper memory management of a set of cloned
XUL DOM elements which were linked as a parent and child. After reloading
the browser on a page with such linked elements, the browser would crash
when attempting to access an object which was already destroyed. An
attacker could use this crash to run arbitrary code on the victim's
Public now via:
firefox-3.0.7-1.fc9, xulrunner-126.96.36.199-1.fc9, epiphany-2.22.2-8.fc9, epiphany-extensions-2.22.1-8.fc9, blam-1.8.5-6.fc9.1, chmsee-1.0.1-9.fc9, devhelp-0.19.1-9.fc9, galeon-2.0.7-7.fc9, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-24.fc9, gnome-web-photo-0.3-18.fc9, google-gadgets-0.10.5-3.fc9, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-26.fc9, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc9.4, Miro-1.2.7-5.fc9, mozvoikko-0.9.5-7.fc9, mugshot-1.2.2-6.fc9, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-6.fc9, totem-2.23.2-12.fc9, yelp-2.22.1-9.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
firefox-3.0.7-1.fc10, xulrunner-188.8.131.52-1.fc10, epiphany-2.24.3-3.fc10, epiphany-extensions-2.24.0-5.fc10, blam-1.8.5-7.fc10, devhelp-0.22-5.fc10, evolution-rss-0.1.2-5.fc10, galeon-2.0.7-7.fc10, gecko-sharp2-0.13-5.fc10, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-27.fc10, gnome-web-photo-0.3-15.fc10, google-gadgets-0.10.5-3.fc10, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc10.4, Miro-2.0-4.fc10, mozvoikko-0.9.5-7.fc10, mugshot-1.2.2-6.fc10, pcmanx-gtk2-0.3.8-6.fc10, ruby-gnome2-0.18.1-4.fc10, yelp-2.24.0-6.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
thunderbird-184.108.40.206-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
thunderbird-220.127.116.11-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Via RHSA-2009:0258 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0258.html
This issue has been addressed in the following RHSAs:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4, Desktop version 5 and Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2009:0258
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 and 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:0315
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1, 3 and 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0325