[arch-security] [ASA-201504-24] firefox: arbitrary code execution
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Tue Apr 21 23:20:16 UTC 2015
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201504-24
Date : 2015-04-22
CVE-ID : CVE-2015-2706
Package : firefox
Type : arbitrary code execution
Remote : Yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE
The package firefox before version 37.0.2-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
Upgrade to 37.0.2-1.
# pacman -Syu "firefox>=37.0.2-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 37.0.2.
Mozilla developer Robert Kaiser reported that a specially crafted HTML,
when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free race
condition when a plugin fails to initialize, which may lead to a memory
corruption error in AsyncPaintWaitEvent::AsyncPaintWaitEvent() and
arbitrary code execution on the target system.
A remote attacker is able to use a specially crafted HTML that, when
loaded by the target user, will trigger a race condition leading to
memory corruption and arbitrary code execution.
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