CVE-2009-1044

Published: 27 March 2009

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7 on Windows 7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors related to the _moveToEdgeShift XUL tree method, which triggers garbage collection on objects that are still in use, as demonstrated by Nils during a PWN2OWN competition at CanSecWest 2009.

Priority

High

Status

Package Release Status
firefox
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

xulrunner
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

xulrunner-1.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

xulrunner-1.9.1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Notes

AuthorNote
kees
very late in the day announcement http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2009/03/27/firefox-308-security-release-now-available/
jdstrand
CVEs in Firefox are tracked in the xulrunner source packages. The
mapping of xulrunner sources to firefox is:
xulrunner (1.8.0): firefox (1.5) - Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
xulrunner (1.8.1): firefox (2.0) - Ubuntu 6.10 - 8.04 LTS
xulrunner-1.9: firefox-3.0
xulrunner-1.9.1: firefox-3.5
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 10.04 LTS uses the embedded xulrunner and not
the system xulrunner-1.9.2, so it is tracked in the firefox source package.

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