ID CVE-2010-1121
Summary Mozilla Firefox 3.6.x before 3.6.3 does not properly manage the scopes of DOM nodes that are moved from one document to another, which allows remote attackers to conduct use-after-free attacks and execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving improper interaction with garbage collection, as demonstrated by Nils during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2010.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 19-09-2017 - 01:30)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:09:59.941-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Aharon Chernin
      organization SCAP.com, LLC
    • name Dragos Prisaca
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
    • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
    • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
    • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
    description Mozilla Firefox 3.6.x before 3.6.3 does not properly manage the scopes of DOM nodes that are moved from one document to another, which allows remote attackers to conduct use-after-free attacks and execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving improper interaction with garbage collection, as demonstrated by Nils during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2010.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10924
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title Mozilla Firefox 3.6.x before 3.6.3 does not properly manage the scopes of DOM nodes that are moved from one document to another, which allows remote attackers to conduct use-after-free attacks and execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving improper interaction with garbage collection, as demonstrated by Nils during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2010.
    version 25
  • accepted 2014-10-06T04:04:18.833-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name J. Daniel Brown
      organization DTCC
    • name Sergey Artykhov
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    • name Sergey Artykhov
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    • name Evgeniy Pavlov
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    • name Evgeniy Pavlov
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    • name Evgeniy Pavlov
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    definition_extensions
    comment Mozilla Firefox Mainline release is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22259
    description Mozilla Firefox 3.6.x before 3.6.3 does not properly manage the scopes of DOM nodes that are moved from one document to another, which allows remote attackers to conduct use-after-free attacks and execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving improper interaction with garbage collection, as demonstrated by Nils during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2010.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6844
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-04-05T10:30:00.000-05:00
    title Mozilla Firefox DOM Node Moving Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
    version 25
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2010:0500
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2010:0501
rpms
  • firefox-0:3.6.4-8.el4
  • devhelp-0:0.12-21.el5
  • devhelp-devel-0:0.12-21.el5
  • gnome-python2-extras-0:2.14.2-7.el5
  • gnome-python2-gtkhtml2-0:2.14.2-7.el5
  • gnome-python2-gtkmozembed-0:2.14.2-7.el5
  • gnome-python2-gtkspell-0:2.14.2-7.el5
  • gnome-python2-libegg-0:2.14.2-7.el5
  • esc-0:1.1.0-12.el5
  • totem-0:2.16.7-7.el5
  • totem-devel-0:2.16.7-7.el5
  • totem-mozplugin-0:2.16.7-7.el5
  • yelp-0:2.16.0-26.el5
  • firefox-0:3.6.4-8.el5
  • xulrunner-0:1.9.2.4-10.el5
  • xulrunner-devel-0:1.9.2.4-10.el5
refmap via4
confirm
fedora
  • FEDORA-2010-10344
  • FEDORA-2010-10361
misc
sectrack 1023817
secunia
  • 40323
  • 40326
  • 40401
  • 40481
suse SUSE-SA:2010:030
ubuntu
  • USN-930-1
  • USN-930-2
vupen
  • ADV-2010-1557
  • ADV-2010-1592
  • ADV-2010-1640
  • ADV-2010-1773
Last major update 19-09-2017 - 01:30
Published 25-03-2010 - 21:00
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