Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2009-10
Title: Upgrade PNG library to fix memory safety hazards
Announced: March 4, 2009
Reporter: Tavis Ormandy
Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey
Fixed in: Firefox 3.0.7
Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy reported
several memory safety hazards to the
libpng project, an
external library used by Mozilla to render PNG images. These vulnerabilities
could be used by a malicious website to crash a victim's browser and
potentially execute arbitrary code on their computer.
was upgraded to version 1.2.35 which containis fixes for these flaws.