Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-42
Title: Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124)
Announced: September 23, 2008
Reporter: Mozilla developers and community
Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey
Fixed in: Firefox 3.0.2
Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.
Drew Yao of Apple Product Security reported two crashes in Mozilla image rendering code. This vulnerability only affected Firefox 3.
David Maciejak of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team also reported a crash in graphics rendering which only affected Firefox 3.
Jesse Ruderman reported a crash in the layout engine.
Jesse Ruderman, Bob Clary, and Martijn Wargers reported crashes in the layout engine which only affected Firefox 3.
David Maciejak and Drew Yao reported crashes in graphics rendering which only affected Firefox 3.