Mozilla

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2012-41

Use-after-free in nsHTMLSelectElement

Announced
June 18, 2012
Reporter
regenrecht
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
Fixed in
  • Firefox 9
  • SeaMonkey 2.6
  • Thunderbird 9

Description

Security researcher regenrecht reported a flaw that affected Firefox versions 4 through 8 via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative. This flaw is a use-after-free in nsHTMLSelectElement when the parent node of the element is no longer active and could allow for possible remote code execution.

Firefox 3.6 is not affected by this vulnerability.

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