Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey Web Workers code execution

mozilla-webworkers-code-execution (56360) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an implementation error of Web Workers while handling array data types when processing posted messages. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code on the system or crash the browser.

*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 2010-02 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2010-02: Web Worker Array Handling Heap Corruption Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-10-046: Mozilla Firefox Web Worker Array Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-38285: Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey Web Workers Array Data Type Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-0160: The Web Worker functionality in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.18 and 3.5.x before 3.5.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.3, does not properly handle array data types for posted messages, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
  • DSA-1999: xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2010:042: firefox
  • OSVDB ID: 62428: Mozilla Multiple Browsers Web Worker Array Handling Heap Corruption
  • RHSA-2010-0112: Critical: firefox security update
  • SA37242: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA38656: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SA:2010:015: Mozilla Firefox security update
  • USN-895-1: Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner 1.9 vulnerabilities
  • USN-896-1: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner 1.9.1 vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.16
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.17
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.4.z EUS
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0

Reported:

Feb 17, 2010

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