Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird 15 CreateCSSPropertyTxn resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 15 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function nsHTMLCSSUtils::CreateCSSPropertyTxn. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the nsHTMLCSSUtils::CreateCSSPropertyTxn function in Mozilla Firefox before 16.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, Thunderbird before 16.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.13 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was released 10/09/2012 by Abhishek Arya (Inferno) with Google Chrome Security Team as MFSA 2012-85 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at mozilla.org. The public release was coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-4179 since 08/08/2012. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 62484 (CentOS 5 / 6 : firefox (CESA-2012:1350)), 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 120583 (Red Hat Update for Xulrunner Firefox (RHSA-2012:1350)).

Upgrading to version 16 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at mozilla.org. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (79157) and Tenable (62484).

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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 62484
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 / 6 : firefox (CESA-2012:1350)
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OpenVAS ID: 72533
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2565-1 (iceweasel)
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Upgrade: Firefox/Thunderbird 16

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: mozilla.org
Product: mozilla.org

Advisory: MFSA 2012-85
Researcher: Abhishek Arya (Inferno)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-4179 (🔍)
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X-Force: 79157 - Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey nsHTMLCSSUtils::CreateCSSPropertyTxn() code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1027631 - Mozilla Firefox Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Spoof Information, and Inject Scripting Code
Vulnerability Center: 36472 - Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey nsHTMLCSSUtils Use-After-Free Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 56129 - Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey CVE-2012-4179 Use After Free Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 50936 - Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 86115

Entryinfo

Created: 10/12/2012 01:06 PM
Updated: 04/18/2021 08:41 AM
Changes: 10/12/2012 01:06 PM (91), 01/31/2018 09:53 AM (6), 04/18/2021 08:41 AM (3)
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