Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird up to 17.0 domDoc Pointer Vibrate resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird up to 17.0 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block in the library Vibrate of the component domDoc Pointer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 01/08/2013 by Sviatoslav Chagaev (regenrecht) with Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) as MFSA 2013-18 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at The public release was coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-0755 since 01/02/2013. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a private exploit are known.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 63463 (FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (a4ed6632-5aa9-11e2-8fcb-c8600054b392)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165833 (SUSE Security Update for Mozilla Januarys (openSUSE-SU-2013:0149-1)).

Upgrading to version 18.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 12761.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (63463). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 7280, 7281, 7282 and 7283.







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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.1

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

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Access: Private
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 63463
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (a4ed6632-5aa9-11e2-8fcb-c8600054b392)
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OpenVAS ID: 803205
OpenVAS Name: Mozilla Products Multiple Vulnerabilities-04 January13 (Mac OS X)
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Advisory: MFSA 2013-18
Researcher: Sviatoslav Chagaev (regenrecht)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-0755 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1027955 - Mozilla Firefox Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Spoof URLs, and Bypass Same-Origin Policy
Vulnerability Center: 37978 - Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2013-0755, Critical
SecurityFocus: 57185 - RETIRED: Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey MFSA 2013-01 through -20 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 51752 - Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 89023

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Created: 01/10/2013 05:48 PM
Updated: 04/22/2021 06:35 AM
Changes: 01/10/2013 05:48 PM (88), 01/31/2018 09:53 AM (5), 04/22/2021 06:35 AM (3)
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