Mozilla Firefox up to 3.6.6 resource management

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Mozilla Firefox up to 3.6.6 (Web Browser). This affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the attribute-cloning functionality in the DOM implementation in Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x before 3.5.11 and 3.6.x before 3.6.7, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.6, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to deletion of an event attribute node with a nonzero reference count.

The weakness was shared 07/30/2010 by regenrecht as Bug 572986 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-1208. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/21/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 48342 (CentOS 3 : seamonkey (CESA-2010:0546)), 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 118862 (Red Hat Update for Xulrunner Firefox (RHSA-2010:0547)).

Upgrading to version 1.0.9 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 10025.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (48342). The entries 4312, 4400, 51881 and 53816 are related to this item.







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 48342
Nessus Name: CentOS 3 : seamonkey (CESA-2010:0546)
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OpenVAS ID: 67832
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2075-1 (xulrunner)
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03/30/2010 🔍
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Advisory: Bug 572986
Researcher: regenrecht
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-1208 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26510 - Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey Remote Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 41849 - Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey DOM Cloning Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/21/2021 09:44 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (64), 03/01/2017 10:03 AM (9), 09/21/2021 09:43 AM (4), 09/21/2021 09:44 AM (1)
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