CVE-2009-1838

Published: 12 June 2009

The garbage-collection implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.11, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.22, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.17 sets an element's owner document to null in unspecified circumstances, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via a crafted event handler, related to an incorrect context for this event handler.

Priority

Medium

Status

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

mozilla-thunderbird
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

seamonkey
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

thunderbird
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
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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