Mozilla Firefox prior 2.0 8 code injection

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14, and 3.5.x before 3.5.3, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via vectors involving an object, the FeedWriter, and the BrowserFeedWriter.

The weakness was released 09/10/2009 by Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian (TippingPoint) with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative as Bug 454363 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2009-3079. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40932 (CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox / seamonkey (CESA-2009:1430)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS 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 (53159) and Tenable (40932). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 49955, 49954, 49953 and 49952.






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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 40932
Nessus Name: CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox / seamonkey (CESA-2009:1430)
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OpenVAS ID: 64871
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1886-1 (iceweasel)
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Advisory: Bug 454363
Researcher: Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian (TippingPoint)
Organization: TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-3079 (🔍)

X-Force: 53159
Vulnerability Center: 23472 - Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.14 and 3.5-3.5.2 Remote JavaScript Execution Unspecified Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36343 - Mozilla Firefox MFSA 2009-47, -48, -49, -50, -51 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/22/2021 12:55 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (64), 02/14/2017 04:31 PM (14), 08/22/2021 12:48 PM (4), 08/22/2021 12:55 PM (1)
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