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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1044

Original release date: 03/23/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:022
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.h-online.com/security/Pwn2Own-2009-Safari-IE-8-and-Firefox-exploited--/news/112889
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3100
External Source: MISC
Name: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10199652-83.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-015
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021878
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0398
External Source: BID
Name: 34181
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090330 ZDI-09-015: Mozilla Firefox XUL _moveToEdgeShift() Memory Corruption Vulnerability
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 52896
External Source: MISC
Name: http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2009/03/18/pwn2own-2009-day-1---safari-internet-explorer-and-firefox-taken-down-by-four-zero-day-exploits
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2934
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0864
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2009/02/25/pwn2own-2009
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3099
External Source: MISC
Name: http://cansecwest.com/index.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-13.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-113.htm
External Source: MISC
Name: http://twitter.com/tippingpoint1/status/1351635812
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1756
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11368
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2941
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=484320
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3101
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:084
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-745-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0397

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11368
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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