Mozilla Firefox prior 36 memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 02/24/2015 by Christoph Diehl (ryan) as MFSA 2015-11 as confirmed security advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-0836 since 01/07/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/10/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 81503 (CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2015:0265)), 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 196021 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Thunderbird Vulnerabilities (USN-2506-1)).

Upgrading to version 36 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (101093) and Tenable (81503). See 69212, 69213, 69214 and 69215 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.7

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

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 81503
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2015:0265)
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OpenVAS ID: 703174
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3174-1 (iceweasel - security update)
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Upgrade: Firefox 36


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Advisory: MFSA 2015-11
Researcher: Christoph Diehl (ryan)
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-0836 (🔍)

X-Force: 101093 - Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird code execution
SecurityTracker: 1031791 - Mozilla Firefox Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Deny Service, Execute Arbitrary Code, Bypass Security Restrictions, and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 48759 - Mozilla Firefox <36.0, ESR <31.5 and Thunderbird <31.5 Remote Code Execution due to Memory Corruption, Critical
SecurityFocus: 72742 - Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird CVE-2015-0836 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 02/26/2015 12:23 PM
Updated: 03/10/2022 07:36 PM
Changes: 02/26/2015 12:23 PM (74), 06/21/2017 09:21 AM (8), 03/10/2022 07:28 PM (2), 03/10/2022 07:36 PM (1)
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