Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 266148 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020858.1.
Date of Resolved Release
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Prior to 3.5.2 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Application Crash
Multiple security vulnerabilities with varying impacts affect Firefox (see firefox(1)) versions prior to 3.5.2 as shipped with OpenSolaris. These vulnerabilities may allow an unprivileged remote user to execute arbitrary code on the system where Firefox is being run or to crash the Firefox application which is a type of Denial of Service (DoS).
The following URL provides additional details about the vulnerabilities addressed in Firefox versions 3.5.1 and 3.5.2:
The following Mozilla advisories describe the vulnerabilities:
MFSA 2009-35 at http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-35.html
MFSA 2009-38 at http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-38.html
MFSA 2009-41 at http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-41.html
MFSA 2009-44 at http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-44.html
MFSA 2009-45 at http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-45.html
MFSA 2009-46 at http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-46.html
The following are the CVE identifiers that pertain to this security issue:
CVE-2009-2467 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2467
CVE-2009-2470 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2470
CVE-2009-2477 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2477
CVE-2009-2654 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2654
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
1. Solaris 8 and 9 do not include Firefox and therefore are not impacted by these issues.
2. Solaris 10 does not currently include Firefox 3.x and OpenSolaris prior to snv_95 does not include Firefox 3.x.
3. The 2.x version of Firefox currently shipped in Solaris 10 may be affected by these issues in which case a separate Sun Alert describing the resolution for Solaris 10 will be published.
OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes above and beyond the build from which it was derived. The base build can be derived as follows:
$ uname -v3. Symptoms
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has occurred.
Until firefox can be updated users of Firefox 3.5 can avoid the exploitable memory corruption issue related to the Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler by disabling the JIT compiler as described in the Mozilla Security Blog at:
1. Open the "Preferences" dialog from the Edit menu
2. Select the "Content" tab
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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