Mozilla Firefox JSframe code execution

mozilla-firefox-jsframe-code-execution (42589) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a heap corruption error when handling JSframes. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site that invokes an empty applet after writing to an Iframe using the document.open, document.write, or document.close procedure, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to crash the browser and possibly execute arbitrary code.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.8
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

  • Mozilla Web site: Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable.
  • The Hacker Webzine 21 05 08: Firefox Heap Corruption.
  • BID-29318: Mozilla Firefox JSframe Heap Corruption Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2419: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by triggering an error condition during certain Iframe operations between a JSframe write and a JSframe close, as demonstrated by an error in loading an empty Java applet defined by a 'src=javascript:' sequence.
  • OSVDB ID: 45817: Mozilla Firefox JSframe write/close Sequence Iframe Manipulation Heap Corruption

Platforms Affected:

  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14

Reported:

May 21, 2008

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