ID CVE-2011-3079
Summary The Inter-process Communication (IPC) implementation in Google Chrome before 18.0.1025.168, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 38.0 and other products, does not properly validate messages, which has unspecified impact and attack vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • OpenSUSE 13.1
    cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:13.1
  • OpenSUSE 13.2
    cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:13.2
  • Google Chrome 18.0.1025.166
    cpe:2.3:a:google:chrome:18.0.1025.166
  • Mozilla Firefox 37.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:37.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.33.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:seamonkey:2.33.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 31.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:31.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 38.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:38.0
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 31-03-2016 - 12:05)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2015-375.NASL
    description The Mozilla Firefox web browser was updated to version 38.0.1 to fix several security and non-security issues. This update also includes a Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) update to version 3.18.1. The following vulnerabilities and issues were fixed : Changes in Mozilla Firefox : - update to Firefox 38.0.1 stability and regression fixes - Systems with first generation NVidia Optimus graphics cards may crash on start-up - Users who import cookies from Google Chrome can end up with broken websites - Large animated images may fail to play and may stop other images from loading - update to Firefox 38.0 (bnc#930622) - New tab-based preferences - Ruby annotation support - more info: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/38.0/releasenotes/ security fixes : - MFSA 2015-46/CVE-2015-2708/CVE-2015-2709 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards - MFSA 2015-47/VE-2015-0797 (bmo#1080995) Buffer overflow parsing H.264 video with Linux Gstreamer - MFSA 2015-48/CVE-2015-2710 (bmo#1149542) Buffer overflow with SVG content and CSS - MFSA 2015-49/CVE-2015-2711 (bmo#1113431) Referrer policy ignored when links opened by middle-click and context menu - MFSA 2015-50/CVE-2015-2712 (bmo#1152280) Out-of-bounds read and write in asm.js validation - MFSA 2015-51/CVE-2015-2713 (bmo#1153478) Use-after-free during text processing with vertical text enabled - MFSA 2015-53/CVE-2015-2715 (bmo#988698) Use-after-free due to Media Decoder Thread creation during shutdown - MFSA 2015-54/CVE-2015-2716 (bmo#1140537) Buffer overflow when parsing compressed XML - MFSA 2015-55/CVE-2015-2717 (bmo#1154683) Buffer overflow and out-of-bounds read while parsing MP4 video metadata - MFSA 2015-56/CVE-2015-2718 (bmo#1146724) Untrusted site hosting trusted page can intercept webchannel responses - MFSA 2015-57/CVE-2011-3079 (bmo#1087565) Privilege escalation through IPC channel messages Changes in Mozilla NSS : - update to 3.18.1 - Firefox target release 38 - No new functionality is introduced in this release. Notable Changes : - The following CA certificate had the Websites and Code Signing trust bits restored to their original state to allow more time to develop a better transition strategy for affected sites : - OU = Equifax Secure Certificate Authority - The following CA certificate was removed : - CN = e-Guven Kok Elektronik Sertifika Hizmet Saglayicisi - The following intermediate CA certificate has been added as actively distrusted because it was mis-used to issue certificates for domain names the holder did not own or control : - CN=MCSHOLDING TEST, O=MCSHOLDING, C=EG - The version number of the updated root CA list has been set to 2.4 - update to 3.18 - Firefox target release 38 New functionality : - When importing certificates and keys from a PKCS#12 source, it's now possible to override the nicknames, prior to importing them into the NSS database, using new API SEC_PKCS12DecoderRenameCertNicknames. - The tstclnt test utility program has new command-line options -C, -D, -b and -R. Use -C one, two or three times to print information about the certificates received from a server, and information about the locally found and trusted issuer certificates, to diagnose server side configuration issues. It is possible to run tstclnt
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-05-26
    plugin id 83801
    published 2015-05-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83801
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-2015-375)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2012-272.NASL
    description Chromium version 20.0.1128 fixes several security issues : - CVE-2011-3078: Use after free in floats handling. - CVE-2012-1521: Use after free in xml parser. - CVE-2011-3079: IPC validation failure. - CVE-2011-3080: Race condition in sandbox IPC - CVE-2011-3081: Use after free in floats handling.
    last seen 2018-11-13
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 74622
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74622
    title openSUSE Security Update : chromium / v8 (openSUSE-SU-2012:0613-1)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id GOOGLE_CHROME_18_0_1025_168.NASL
    description The version of Google Chrome installed on the remote host is earlier than 18.0.1025.168 and is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - Use-after-free errors exist related to floating element handling and the xml parser. (CVE-2011-3078, CVE-2012-1521, CVE-2011-3081) - A validation error exists related to Inter-Process Communications (IPC). (CVE-2011-3079) - A race condition exists in the method 'CrossCallParamsEx::CreateFromBuffer' in the file 'sandbox/src/crosscall_server.cc' and is related to sandbox Inter-Process Communication (IPC). (CVE-2011-3080)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 58954
    published 2012-05-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58954
    title Google Chrome < 18.0.1025.168 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_94C0AC4F938811E1B24200262D5ED8EE.NASL
    description Google Chrome Releases reports : [106413] High CVE-2011-3078: Use after free in floats handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Marty Barbella) and independent later discovery by miaubiz. [117627] Medium CVE-2011-3079: IPC validation failure. Credit to PinkiePie. [121726] Medium CVE-2011-3080: Race condition in sandbox IPC. Credit to Willem Pinckaers of Matasano. [121899] High CVE-2011-3081: Use after free in floats handling. Credit to miaubiz. [117110] High CVE-2012-1521: Use after free in xml parser. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined) and independent later discovery by wushi of team509 reported through iDefense VCP (V-874rcfpq7z).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 58963
    published 2012-05-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58963
    title FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (94c0ac4f-9388-11e1-b242-00262d5ed8ee)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_38_0.NASL
    description The version of Firefox installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 38.0. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Inter-process Communications (IPC) implementation due to a failure to validate the identity of a listener process. (CVE-2011-3079) - An issue exists in the Mozilla updater in which DLL files in the current working directory or Windows temporary directories will be loaded, allowing the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0833 / CVE-2015-2720) - Multiple memory corruption issues exist within the browser engine. A remote attacker can exploit these to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2709) - A buffer overflow condition exists in SVGTextFrame.cpp when rendering SVG graphics that are combined with certain CSS properties due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2710) - A security bypass vulnerability exists due to the referrer policy not being enforced in certain situations when opening links (e.g. using the context menu or a middle-clicks by mouse). A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass intended policy settings. (CVE-2015-2711) - An out-of-bounds read and write issue exists in the CheckHeapLengthCondition() function due to improper JavaScript validation of heap lengths. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted web page, to disclose memory contents. (CVE-2015-2712) - A use-after-free error exists due to improper processing of text when vertical text is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory. (CVE-2015-2713) - A use-after-free error exists in the RegisterCurrentThread() function in nsThreadManager.cpp due to a race condition related to media decoder threads created during the shutdown process. A remote attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory. (CVE-2015-2715) - A buffer overflow condition exists in the XML_GetBuffer() function in xmlparse.c due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling compressed XML content. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2716) - An integer overflow condition exists in the parseChunk() function in MPEG4Extractor.cpp due to improper handling of MP4 video metadata in chunks. A remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted media content, to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2717) - A security bypass vulnerability exists in WebChannel.jsm due to improper handling of message traffic. An untrusted page hosting a trusted page within an iframe can intercept webchannel responses for the trusted page. This allows a remote attacker, via a specially crafted web page, to bypass origin restrictions, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2015-2718) - Multiple integer overflow conditions exist in the bundled libstagefright component due to improper validation of user-supplied input when processing MPEG4 sample metadata. A remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted media content, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-4496)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 83439
    published 2015-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83439
    title Firefox < 38.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_D9B43004F5FD4807B1D7DBF66455B244.NASL
    description The Mozilla Project reports : MFSA-2015-46 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:38.0 / rv:31.7) MFSA-2015-47 Buffer overflow parsing H.264 video with Linux Gstreamer MFSA-2015-48 Buffer overflow with SVG content and CSS MFSA-2015-49 Referrer policy ignored when links opened by middle-click and context menu MFSA-2015-50 Out-of-bounds read and write in asm.js validation MFSA-2015-51 Use-after-free during text processing with vertical text enabled MFSA-2015-52 Sensitive URL encoded information written to Android logcat MFSA-2015-53 Use-after-free due to Media Decoder Thread creation during shutdown MFSA-2015-54 Buffer overflow when parsing compressed XML MFSA-2015-55 Buffer overflow and out-of-bounds read while parsing MP4 video metadata MFSA-2015-56 Untrusted site hosting trusted page can intercept webchannel responses MFSA-2015-57 Privilege escalation through IPC channel messages MFSA-2015-58 Mozilla Windows updater can be run outside of application directory MFSA 2015-93 Integer overflows in libstagefright while processing MP4 video metadata
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-23
    plugin id 83389
    published 2015-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83389
    title FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (d9b43004-f5fd-4807-b1d7-dbf66455b244)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_31_7_ESR.NASL
    description The version of Firefox ESR 31.x installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 31.7. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Inter-process Communications (IPC) implementation due to a failure to validate the identity of a listener process. (CVE-2011-3079) - Multiple memory corruption issues exist within the browser engine. A remote attacker can exploit these to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2708) - A buffer overflow condition exists in SVGTextFrame.cpp when rendering SVG graphics that are combined with certain CSS properties due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2710) - A use-after-free error exists due to improper processing of text when vertical text is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory. (CVE-2015-2713) - A buffer overflow condition exists in the XML_GetBuffer() function in xmlparse.c due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling compressed XML content. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2716)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 83438
    published 2015-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83438
    title Firefox ESR 31.x < 31.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2015-1012.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1012 : An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713) A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially crafted compressed XML content that, when processed by Thunderbird, could cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2716) Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed. Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron Campen, Steve Fink, Atte Kettunen, Scott Bell, and Ucha Gobejishvili as the original reporters of these issues. For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Thunderbird 31.7. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum. All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 31.7, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 83535
    published 2015-05-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83535
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2015-1012)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2015-1012.NASL
    description An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713) A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially crafted compressed XML content that, when processed by Thunderbird, could cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2716) Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed. Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron Campen, Steve Fink, Atte Kettunen, Scott Bell, and Ucha Gobejishvili as the original reporters of these issues. For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Thunderbird 31.7. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum. All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 31.7, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 83530
    published 2015-05-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83530
    title CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : thunderbird (CESA-2015:1012)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-1012.NASL
    description An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713) A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially crafted compressed XML content that, when processed by Thunderbird, could cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2716) Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed. Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron Campen, Steve Fink, Atte Kettunen, Scott Bell, and Ucha Gobejishvili as the original reporters of these issues. For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Thunderbird 31.7. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum. All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 31.7, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-27
    plugin id 83537
    published 2015-05-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83537
    title RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : thunderbird (RHSA-2015:1012)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3260.NASL
    description Multiple security issues have been found in Iceweasel, Debian's version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors, buffer overflows and use-after-frees may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, privilege escalation or denial of service.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 83423
    published 2015-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83423
    title Debian DSA-3260-1 : iceweasel - security update
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_THUNDERBIRD_31_7.NASL
    description The version of Thunderbird installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 31.7. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Inter-process Communications (IPC) implementation due to a failure to validate the identity of a listener process. (CVE-2011-3079) - Multiple memory corruption issues exist within the browser engine. A remote attacker can exploit these to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2708) - A buffer overflow condition exists in SVGTextFrame.cpp when rendering SVG graphics that are combined with certain CSS properties due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2710) - A use-after-free error exists due to improper processing of text when vertical text is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory. (CVE-2015-2713) - A buffer overflow condition exists in the XML_GetBuffer() function in xmlparse.c due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling compressed XML content. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2716)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 83464
    published 2015-05-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83464
    title Mozilla Thunderbird < 31.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2015-374.NASL
    description The Mozilla Thunderbird email, news, and chat client was updated to version 31.7.0 to fix several security issues. The following vulnerabilities were fixed (bnc#930622) : - MFSA 2015-46/CVE-2015-2708 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards - MFSA 2015-47/CVE-2015-0797 (bmo#1080995) Buffer overflow parsing H.264 video with Linux Gstreamer - MFSA 2015-48/CVE-2015-2710 (bmo#1149542) Buffer overflow with SVG content and CSS - MFSA 2015-51/CVE-2015-2713 (bmo#1153478) Use-after-free during text processing with vertical text enabled - MFSA 2015-54/CVE-2015-2716 (bmo#1140537) Buffer overflow when parsing compressed XML - MFSA 2015-57/CVE-2011-3079 (bmo#1087565) Privilege escalation through IPC channel messages
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-05-26
    plugin id 83800
    published 2015-05-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83800
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (openSUSE-2015-374)
oval via4
accepted 2013-08-12T04:07:04.115-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
comment Google Chrome is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11914
description The Inter-process Communication (IPC) implementation in Google Chrome before 18.0.1025.168, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 38.0 and other products, does not properly validate messages, which has unspecified impact and attack vectors.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14964
status accepted
submitted 2012-05-01T08:35:52.000-04:00
title The Inter-process Communication (IPC) implementation in Google Chrome before 18.0.1025.168 does not properly validate messages
version 45
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2015:1012
refmap via4
bid 53309
confirm
debian DSA-3260
osvdb 81645
sectrack 1027001
secunia 48992
suse
  • openSUSE-SU-2015:0892
  • openSUSE-SU-2015:0934
  • openSUSE-SU-2015:1266
xf chrome-ipc-validation-code-execution(75271)
Last major update 02-01-2017 - 21:59
Published 01-05-2012 - 06:12
Last modified 30-10-2018 - 12:27
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