Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird crypto.signText() buffer overflow

mozilla-crypto-signtext-bo (26849) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird are vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the crypto.signText() function. By passing optional Certificate Authority name arguments to the crypto.signText() function using a malicious Web page, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system, once the malicious page is opened.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-38 for upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SA:2006:035 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • MFSA 2006-38: Buffer overflow in crypto.signText().
  • Sun Alert ID: 200630: Multiple Security Vulnerabilites in Mozilla 1.7 for Solaris 8, 9, and 10.
  • ASA-2006-146: seamonkey security update (was mozilla) (RHSA-2006-0578)
  • ASA-2006-151: firefox seamonkey and thunderbird security update (RHSA-2006-0609 RHSA-2006-0610 and RHSA-2006-0611)
  • ASA-2006-208: seamonkey security update (was mozilla) (RHSA-2006-0594)
  • ASA-2006-259: HP-UX Firefox Vulnerabilities
  • ASA-2007-026: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Mozilla 1.7 for Solaris 8 9 and 10 (Sun 102763)
  • ASA-2007-097: HP-UX Running Firefox Remote Unauthorized Access or Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (DoS) (HPSBUX02153)
  • ASA-2007-135: HP-UX Running Thunderbird Remote Unauthorized Access or Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (HPSBUX02156)
  • BID-18228: Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, Camino, and Thunderbird Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2778: The crypto.signText function in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird before 1.5.0.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via certain optional Certificate Authority name arguments, which causes an invalid array index and triggers a buffer overflow.
  • DSA-1118: mozilla -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1120: mozilla-firefox -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1134: mozilla-thunderbird -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200606-12: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200606-21: Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200703-05: Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:143: Updated Firefox packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:143-1: Updated Firefox packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:145: Updated Firefox packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:146: Updated Thunderbird packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2006-0578: seamonkey security update (was mozilla)
  • RHSA-2006-0594: seamonkey security update (was mozilla)
  • RHSA-2006-0609: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2006-0610: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2006-0611: thunderbird security update
  • SA20376: Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA20382: Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016202: Mozilla Firefox Bugs Permit Arbitrary Code Execution, Cross-Site Scripting, and HTTP Response Smuggling
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016214: Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Permit Arbitrary Code Execution, Cross-Site Scripting, and HTTP Response Smuggling
  • SUSE-SA:2006:035: Mozilla browser security problems
  • US-CERT VU#421529: Mozilla contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in crypto.signText()
  • USN-296-1: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-296-2: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-297-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • USN-297-2: Thunderbird extensions update for recent security update
  • USN-297-3: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • USN-323-1: Mozilla vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9 rc
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.8
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.5 Beta
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Beta2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.1
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Jun 01, 2006

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