CVE-2006-4253

NameCVE-2006-4253
DescriptionConcurrency vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple Javascript timed events that load a deeply nested XML file, followed by redirecting the browser to another page, which leads to a concurrency failure that causes structures to be freed incorrectly, as demonstrated by (1) ffoxdie and (2) ffoxdie3. NOTE: it has been reported that Netscape 8.1 and K-Meleon 1.0.1 are also affected by ffoxdie. Mozilla confirmed to CVE that ffoxdie and ffoxdie3 trigger the same underlying vulnerability. NOTE: it was later reported that Firefox 2.0 RC2 and 1.5.0.7 are also affected.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid59.0.2-1fixed
thunderbird (PTS)wheezy (security)1:52.7.0-1~deb7u1fixed
jessie (security)1:52.7.0-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch1:52.6.0-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)1:52.7.0-1~deb9u1fixed
buster, sid1:52.7.0-1fixed
xulrunner (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)24.8.1esr-2~deb7u1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.7-1medium
mozillasource(unstable)(unfixed)medium
mozillasourcesarge(unfixed)unimportant
mozilla-firefoxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
mozilla-thunderbirdsourcesarge(unfixed)unimportant
thunderbirdsource(unstable)1.5.0.7-1low
xulrunnersource(unstable)1.8.0.7-1medium

Notes

MFSA-2006-59
On Sarge this is only a crasher, code injection is only possible for Firefox 1.5 et al.

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