Mozilla Firefox prior 2.0 8 Browser Engine memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality of the component Browser Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 09/10/2009 by Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian (TippingPoint) with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative as Bug 465651 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at bugzilla.mozilla.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-3070. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44750 (Debian DSA-1885-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 119088 (Red Hat Update for Xulrunner Firefox (RHSA-2009:1430)).

Upgrading to version 2.0 8 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 11658.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53153) and Tenable (44750). The entries 49956, 49955, 49954 and 49953 are pretty similar.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.0

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 44750
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1885-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 64870
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1885-1 (xulrunner)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Firefox 2.0 8
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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: mozilla.org
Product: mozilla.org

Advisory: Bug 465651
Researcher: Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian (TippingPoint)
Organization: TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-3070 (🔍)
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X-Force: 53153
Vulnerability Center: 23463 - Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.14 Browser Engine Multiple Memory Corruption Unspecified Vulnerabilities, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36343 - Mozilla Firefox MFSA 2009-47, -48, -49, -50, -51 Multiple Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/22/2021 10:52 AM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (72), 02/14/2017 04:29 PM (14), 08/22/2021 10:46 AM (3), 08/22/2021 10:52 AM (1)
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