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

Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities

-

Release Date:  2005-09-23    Views:  36,583

Secunia Advisory SA16911

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Spoofing, Manipulation of data, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks, manipulate certain data, bypass certain security restrictions, and compromise a user's system.

1) A boundary error in the processing of XBM images can be exploited to cause a heap based buffer overflow via a specially crafted image.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

2) An error in the processing of Unicode sequences with "zero-width non-joiner" characters can be exploited to corrupt the stack and cause a crash.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

3) An input validation error in the processing of headers passed to the "XMLHttpRequest" object can be exploited to inject arbitrary HTTP requests.

4) An unspecified error where a XBL control which implements an internal interface can spoof DOM objects.

This is similar to vulnerability #8 in:
SA16043

5) An unspecified integer overflow error in the JavaScript engine can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

6) The problem is that unprivileged "about:" pages can load privileged "chrome:" pages in certain situations.

This does not pose any security risk by it self, but can be exploited in combination with other cross-site scripting vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code.

7) An error in the creation of windows can be exploited to open a new window without the address bar and status bar via a reference to a closed window.

Successful exploitation allows bypass of certain security mechanisms designed to protect against phishing attacks.

The vulnerabilities have been reported in version 1.0.6. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 1.0.7.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) jackerror
2) Mats Palmgren
3) Tim Altman and Yutaka Oiwa
4) moz_bug_r_a4
5) Georgi Guninski
6) heatsync and shutdown
7) moz_bug_r_a4

Original Advisory:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-58.html

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: Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities

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