Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
Database
Search
Advisories by Product
Advisories by Vendor
Terminology
Report Vulnerability
Insecure Library Loading
Less critical

Mozilla / Firefox Certificate Store Corruption Vulnerability

-

Release Date:  2004-07-16    Last Update:  2004-08-24    Views:  34,757

Secunia Advisory SA12076

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Marcel Boesch has reported a vulnerability in Mozilla and Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Arbitrary root certificates are imported silently without presenting users with a import dialog box when the MIME type is specified as: "application/x-x509-email-cert".

Due to another problem, this can e.g be exploited by malicious websites or HTML-based emails to prevent users from accessing valid SSL sites by placing invalid root certificates with the same DN (Distinguished Name) as a valid root certificate in a user's certificate store.

Successful exploitation prevents access to SSL-based sites that use a trusted root certificate with the same DN as a malicious root certificate in the user's certificate store.

The vulnerability has been reported in Mozilla 1.6, 1.7, and 1.7.1 for Windows and Linux, and in Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and 0.9.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
This has been fixed in the following versions:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Marcel Boesch

Original Advisory:
Marcel Boesch:
http://banquo.inf.ethz.ch:8080/

Mozilla Bug Tracking System:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249004

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

Subject: Mozilla / Firefox Certificate Store Corruption Vulnerability

No posts yet

-

You must be logged in to post a comment.



 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Factsheets
Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability