Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey nsPluginArray code execution

firefox-nspluginarray-code-execution (57393) 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 a dangling pointer in nsPluginArray when handling "window.navigator.plugins&qyot; object. 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 2010-19 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

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

References:

  • ASA-2010-125: firefox security update (RHSA-2010-0332).
  • ASA-2010-126: curl security update (RHSA-2010-0329).
  • MFSA 2010-19: Dangling pointer vulnerability in nsPluginArray.
  • ZDI-10-049: Mozilla Firefox PluginArray nsMimeType Dangling Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • CVE-2010-0177: Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.19, 3.5.x before 3.5.9, and 3.6.x before 3.6.2, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.4, frees the contents of the window.navigator.plugins array while a reference to an array element is still active, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via unspecified vectors, related to a dangling pointer vulnerability.
  • DSA-2027: xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2010:070: firefox
  • MDVSA-2010:070-1: firefox
  • OSVDB ID: 63465: Mozilla Multiple Browsers window.navigator.plugins Object nsPluginArray Dangling Pointer Arbitrary Code Execution
  • RHSA-2010-0332: Critical: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2010-0333: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2010-0544: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • RHSA-2010-0545: Critical: thunderbird security update
  • SA38608: Mozilla Firefox Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
  • SA39136: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39240: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39243: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39734: Avaya Products curl Excessive Data Length in Callback Function
  • SA39737: Avaya Products Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023776: Mozilla Firefox nsTreeContentView and nsPluginArray Dangling Pointers and Forced URL Drag and Drop Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2010:021: Mozilla security update
  • SUSE-SR:2010:013: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-920-1: Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner vulnerabilities
  • USN-921-1: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Avaya Message Networking
  • Avaya Modular Messaging 2.0
  • Avaya SIP Enablement Services
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta1
  • 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 Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • 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
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0

Reported:

Mar 30, 2010

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