Mozilla Firefox GIF file code execution

firefox-gif-code-execution (43850) 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 an error in the Mozilla graphics code on Mac OS X. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted GIF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to free an uninitialized pointer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the browser to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2008-36 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2008-36: Crash with malformed GIF file on Mac OS X.
  • Mozilla Firefox Web site: Firefox web browser.
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2009009505, Rev 1: Nortel Response to Sun Alert 256408 - Solaris 10 - Vulnerabilities in Firefox May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • Sun Alert ID: 256408: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to Unauthorized Data.
  • ASA-2009-158: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to unauthorized Data (Sun 256408)
  • BID-30266: Mozilla Firefox Mac OS X GIF Rendering Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2934: Mozilla Firefox 3 before 3.0.1 on Mac OS X allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted GIF file that triggers a free of an uninitialized pointer.
  • OSVDB ID: 47466: Mozilla Firefox on Mac OS X GIF File Handling Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA31132: Mozilla Firefox 3 on Mac OS X GIF File Handling Code Execution
  • SA34501: Sun Solaris Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020516: Mozilla Firefox GIF File Processing Bug on Mac OS X May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • USN-626-1: Firefox and xulrunner vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0

Reported:

Jul 16, 2008

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