Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey browser engine code execution

firefox-browser-eng-code-execution (57388) 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 multiple errors within the browser engine. 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 with elevated privileges 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 2010-16 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2010-16: Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.2.2/ 1.9.1.9/ 1.9.0.19).
  • Sun Security Blog: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Thunderbird .
  • BID-39125: Mozilla Firefox CVE-2010-0173 Multiple Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-0173: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.9 and 3.6.x before 3.6.2, Thunderbird before 3.0.4, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.4 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
  • MDVSA-2010:070: firefox
  • MDVSA-2010:070-1: firefox
  • OSVDB ID: 63460: Mozilla Multiple Products Browser Engine Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption (2010-0173)
  • SA38608: Mozilla Firefox Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
  • SA39136: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39240: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39242: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39243: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA42581: Oracle Solaris Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023775: Mozilla Firefox Browser Engine Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023781: Mozilla Thunderbird Browser Engine Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2010:021: Mozilla security update
  • SUSE-SR:2010:013: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-921-1: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6
  • 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 SP2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • Sun Solaris 10
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0

Reported:

Mar 30, 2010

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