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Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey HTML Editor Use-After-Free Vulnerability

Secunia Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey HTML Editor Use-After-Free Vulnerability
Secunia Official 8th Mar, 2013 17:04
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A vulnerability has been reported in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a use-after-free error within the HTML editor when content script is run by the "document.execCommand()" function while performing certain internal editing operations. This can be exploited to reference data from already freed memory.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in the following products:
* Mozilla Firefox versions prior to 19.0.2
* Mozilla Firefox ESR, Thunderbird, and Thunderbird ESR versions prior to 17.0.4
* Mozilla SeaMonkey versions prior to 2.16.1

JeremyH RE: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey HTML Editor Use-After-Free Vulnerability
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Mozilla Firefox ESR, Thunderbird, and Thunderbird ESR versions prior to 17.0.4 - Does this mean it includes FireFox ESR 10.0.x instances too?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey HTML Editor Use-After-Free Vulnerability
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Not according to Mozilla here:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa...



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JeremyH RE: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey HTML Editor Use-After-Free Vulnerability
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** sorry for the double post. **
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ddmarshall RE: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey HTML Editor Use-After-Free Vulnerability
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As far as I know, Firefox 10esr went end of life when Firefox 19 and Firefox 17.0.3esr were released. There won't be any more fixes for Firefox 10esr.

See policy here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organization...

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Anthony Wells RE: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / SeaMonkey HTML Editor Use-After-Free Vulnerability
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Hi ,

The ESR download page no longer offers ESR 10.x only 17.0.4 :-

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organization...

which would imply that platform 10.x is no longer supported (as planned by Mozilla) and might be/probably is (potentially) vulnerable . Definitely not worth the risk ; being a browser an' all that .

If you still have 10.x ESR , what does the PSI display as it's status - afetr a full scan ??

What happens when you look in the open browser's Help menu -> About Firefox ??


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