Bug 470867 (CVE-2008-5013) - CVE-2008-5013 Mozilla Flash Player dynamic module unloading flaw
Summary: CVE-2008-5013 Mozilla Flash Player dynamic module unloading flaw
Alias: CVE-2008-5013
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-11-10 17:49 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-12-25 16:44:38 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0977 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: seamonkey security update 2008-11-13 02:21:08 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2008-11-10 17:49:43 UTC
Security researcher Cameron Hotchkies, via TippingPoint's Zero Day
Initiative program, reported that insufficient checks were being performed
to test whether the Flash module was properly dynamically unloaded.
Hotchkies demonstrated that a SWF file which dynamically unloads itself
from an outside JavaScript function can cause the browser to access a
memory address no longer mapped to the Flash module, resulting in a crash.
This crash could be used by an attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's

Firefox 3 is not affected by this issue.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2008-11-13 01:33:26 UTC
This is now public:

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-11-14 12:48:33 UTC
firefox-, epiphany-2.20.3-8.fc8, epiphany-extensions-2.20.1-11.fc8, blam-1.8.3-19.fc8, cairo-dock-, chmsee-1.0.0-5.31.fc8, devhelp-0.16.1-11.fc8, evolution-rss-0.0.8-13.fc8, galeon-2.0.4-6.fc8.3, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-19.fc8, gnome-web-photo-0.3-14.fc8, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc8.1, liferea-1.4.15-5.fc8, Miro-1.2.7-2.fc8, openvrml-0.17.10-2.0.fc8, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-3.fc8, yelp-2.20.0-14.fc8, seamonkey-1.1.13-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2010-12-25 16:44:38 UTC
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977

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