VDB-52362 · CVE-2010-0168 · BID 38918

Mozilla Firefox 3.6/3.6.1 MaybePreLoadImage access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Mozilla Firefox 3.6/3.6.1 (Web Browser). Affected is the function nsDocument::MaybePreLoadImage. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The nsDocument::MaybePreLoadImage function in content/base/src/nsDocument.cpp in the image-preloading implementation in Mozilla Firefox 3.6 before 3.6.2 does not apply scheme restrictions and policy restrictions to the image s URL, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash or hang) or hijack the functionality of the browser s add-ons via a crafted SRC attribute of an IMG element, as demonstrated by remote command execution through an ssh: URL in a configuration that supports gnome-vfs with a nonstandard network.gnomevfs.supported-protocols setting.

The weakness was disclosed 03/25/2010 by Wladimir Palant (moz_bug_r_a4) with Mozilla Developers (Website). The advisory is available at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2010-0168. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/05/2021). This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 63402 (GLSA-201301-01 : Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities (BEAST)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (63402). The entries 5327, 36797, 36612 and 37141 are pretty similar.







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 63402
Nessus Name: GLSA-201301-01 : Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities (BEAST)
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OpenVAS ID: 830879
OpenVAS Name: Mandriva Update for blogtk MDVA-2010:070 (blogtk)
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01/06/2010 🔍
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03/25/2010 +2 days 🔍
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03/19/2015 +1820 days 🔍
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Vendor: mozilla.org
Product: mozilla.org

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Wladimir Palant (moz_bug_r_a4)
Organization: Mozilla Developers
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-0168 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25143 - Mozilla Firefox Prior to 3.6.2 Image Preloading Remote Security Bypass or DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38918 - RETIRED: Mozilla Firefox Thunderbird and Seamonkey MFSA 2010-09 through -15 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/05/2021 05:15 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (57), 02/22/2017 10:42 AM (12), 09/05/2021 05:07 PM (4), 09/05/2021 05:15 PM (1)
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