Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird XUL code execution

thunderbird-xul-code-exec (68133) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a use-after-free error when handling XUL documents. By persuading a victim to view a specially-crafted XUL document, 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 2011-20 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2011-20: Use-after-free vulnerability when viewing XUL document with script disabled.
  • BID-48373: Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey XUL Document Use-After-Free Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-2373: Use-after-free vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.18 and 4.x through 4.0.1, Thunderbird before 3.1.11, and SeaMonkey through 2.0.14, when JavaScript is disabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted XUL document.
  • DSA-2268: iceweasel -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-2269: iceape -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-2273: icedove -- several vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 73182: Mozilla Multiple Products XUL Document Handling Use-after-free Arbitrary Code Execution
  • RHSA-2011-0885: Critical: firefox security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2011-0887: Critical: thunderbird security update
  • RHSA-2011-0888: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • SA44972: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA44982: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA45007: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 A1 pre
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 A1 linux
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.16
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.17
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 5.0
  • Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Alpha 1
  • Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Alpha 2
  • Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Alpha 3
  • Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Beta 1
  • Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Rc2
  • Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Rc1
  • Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Beta 2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.11
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.12
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.13
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.14
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.10
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.11
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.7
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.8
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0.9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.10
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.8
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.9
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • 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 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux EUS 5.6.z
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.1.z

Reported:

Jun 21, 2011

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