Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey HTML parser code execution

mozilla-htmlparser-code-exec (56361) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a use-after-free error in the HTML parser. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to 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 2010-03 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2010-03: Use-after-free crash in HTML parser.
  • Secunia Research 18/02/2010: Mozilla Firefox Memory Corruption Vulnerability.
  • BID-38287: Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey HTML Parser Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-1571: Use-after-free vulnerability in the HTML parser in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.18 and 3.5.x before 3.5.8, Thunderbird before 3.0.2, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified method calls that attempt to access freed objects in low-memory situations.
  • DSA-1999: xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2010:042: firefox
  • MDVSA-2010:051: mozilla-thunderbird
  • OSVDB ID: 62425: Mozilla Multiple Browsers HTML Parser Use-after-free Memory Corruption
  • OSVDB ID: 64789: Mozilla Firefox on Windows JavaScript String Concatenation Substring Operation NULL Dereference DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 64790: Mozilla Firefox on Windows JavaScript P Element String Handling DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 64791: Mozilla Firefox on Windows JavaScript P Element xul.dll gfxWindowsFontGroup::MakeTextRun Function DoS
  • RHSA-2010-0112: Critical: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2010-0113: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2010-0153: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • RHSA-2010-0154: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • SA37242: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA38656: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA38657: Mozilla Thunderbird 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
  • VUPEN/ADV-2010-0405: Mozilla Products Code Execution and Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2010-0650: Redhat Security Update Fixes Thunderbird Multiple 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 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta3
  • 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
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.1
  • 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 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.4.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat RHEL Optional Productivity Applications 5.4.z EUS
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0

Reported:

Feb 17, 2010

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