ID CVE-2015-0818
Summary Mozilla Firefox before 36.0.4, Firefox ESR 31.x before 31.5.3, and SeaMonkey before 2.33.1 allow remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via vectors involving SVG hash navigation.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mozilla Firefox 36.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:36.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.5
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.5.1
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.5.2
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.4
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.3
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.2
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.1.1
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.1
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 31.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:31.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.33.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:seamonkey:2.33.0
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 24-03-2015 - 09:58)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • 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.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2015-0718.NASL
    description Updated firefox packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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 Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. Two flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-0817, CVE-2015-0818) Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges ilxu1a and Mariusz Mlynski as the original reporters of these issues. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 31.5.3 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 82083
    published 2015-03-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82083
    title CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2015:0718)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_FIREFOX_31_5_3_ESR.NASL
    description The version of Mozilla Firefox ESR 31.x installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 31.5.3. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to a flaw within 'docshell/base/nsDocShell.cpp', which relates to SVG format content navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 82035
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82035
    title Firefox ESR 31.x < 31.5.3 SVG Bypass Privilege Escalation (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_36_0_4.NASL
    description The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 36.0.4. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to a flaw within 'docshell/base/nsDocShell.cpp', which relates to SVG format content navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 82041
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82041
    title Firefox < 36.0.4 SVG Bypass Privilege Escalation
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_31_5_3_ESR.NASL
    description The version of Mozilla Firefox ESR 31.x installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 31.5.3. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to a flaw within 'docshell/base/nsDocShell.cpp', which relates to SVG format content navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 82039
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82039
    title Firefox ESR 31.x < 31.5.3 SVG Bypass Privilege Escalation
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_FIREFOX_36_0_4.NASL
    description The version of Mozilla Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 36.0.4. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to a flaw within 'docshell/base/nsDocShell.cpp', which relates to SVG format content navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 82037
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82037
    title Firefox < 36.0.4 SVG Bypass Privilege Escalation (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id SEAMONKEY_2_33_1.NASL
    description The version of Mozilla SeaMonkey installed on the remote host is prior to 2.33.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to an out-of-bounds error in typed array bounds checking within 'asmjs/AsmJSValidate.cpp', which relates to just-in-time compilation for JavaScript. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted web page, can exploit this to execute arbitrary code by reading and writing to memory. (CVE-2015-0817) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to a flaw within 'docshell/base/nsDocShell.cpp', which relates to SVG format content navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context. (CVE-2015-0818)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-27
    plugin id 82042
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82042
    title SeaMonkey < 2.33.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-0718.NASL
    description Updated firefox packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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 Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. Two flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-0817, CVE-2015-0818) Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges ilxu1a and Mariusz Mlynski as the original reporters of these issues. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 31.5.3 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-27
    plugin id 82067
    published 2015-03-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82067
    title RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (RHSA-2015:0718)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2015-0718.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0718 : Updated firefox packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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 Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. Two flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-0817, CVE-2015-0818) Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges ilxu1a and Mariusz Mlynski as the original reporters of these issues. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 31.5.3 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-12-04
    plugin id 82065
    published 2015-03-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82065
    title Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (ELSA-2015-0718)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_FIREFOX-20150323-150324.NASL
    description Mozilla Firefox was updated to the 31.5.3ESR release to fix two security vulnerabilities : - Security researcher ilxu1a reported, through HP Zero Day Initiative's Pwn2Own contest, a flaw in Mozilla's implementation of typed array bounds checking in JavaScript just-in-time compilation (JIT) and its management of bounds checking for heap access. This flaw can be leveraged into the reading and writing of memory allowing for arbitary code execution on the local system. (MFSA 2015-29 / CVE-2015-0817) - Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski reported, through HP Zero Day Initiative's Pwn2Own contest, a method to run arbitrary scripts in a privileged context. This bypassed the same-origin policy protections by using a flaw in the processing of SVG format content navigation. (MFSA 2015-28 / CVE-2015-0818)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-05
    plugin id 82068
    published 2015-03-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82068
    title SuSE 11.3 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (SAT Patch Number 10524)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20150324_FIREFOX_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description Two flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2015-0817, CVE-2015-0818) After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-28
    plugin id 82264
    published 2015-03-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82264
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3201.NASL
    description Multiple security issues have been found in Iceweasel, Debian's version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2015-0817 ilxu1a reported a flaw in Mozilla's implementation of typed array bounds checking in JavaScript just-in-time compilation (JIT) and its management of bounds checking for heap access. This flaw can be leveraged into the reading and writing of memory allowing for arbitary code execution on the local system. - CVE-2015-0818 Mariusz Mlynski discovered a method to run arbitrary scripts in a privileged context. This bypassed the same-origin policy protections by using a flaw in the processing of SVG format content navigation.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 81999
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81999
    title Debian DSA-3201-1 : iceweasel - security update
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2538-1.NASL
    description A flaw was discovered in the implementation of typed array bounds checking in the JavaScript just-in-time compilation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacked could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-0817) Mariusz Mlynski discovered a flaw in the processing of SVG format content navigation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this to run arbitrary script in a privileged context. (CVE-2015-0818). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 82022
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82022
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2538-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2015-263.NASL
    description MozillaFirefox was updated to Firefox 36.0.4 to fix two critical security issues found during Pwn2Own : - MFSA 2015-28/CVE-2015-0818 (bmo#1144988) Privilege escalation through SVG navigation - MFSA 2015-29/CVE-2015-0817 (bmo#1145255) Code execution through incorrect JavaScript bounds checking elimination Als fixed were the following bugs : - Copy the icons to /usr/share/icons instead of symlinking them: in preparation for containerized apps (e.g. xdg-app) as well as AppStream metadata extraction, there are a couple locations that need to be real files for system integration (.desktop files, icons, mime-type info). - update to Firefox 36.0.1 Bugfixes : - Disable the usage of the ANY DNS query type (bmo#1093983) - Hello may become inactive until restart (bmo#1137469) - Print preferences may not be preserved (bmo#1136855) - Hello contact tabs may not be visible (bmo#1137141) - Accept hostnames that include an underscore character ('_') (bmo#1136616) - WebGL may use significant memory with Canvas2d (bmo#1137251) - Option -remote has been restored (bmo#1080319)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-05
    plugin id 82247
    published 2015-03-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82247
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-2015-263)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2015-279.NASL
    description SeaMonkey was updated to 2.33.1 to fix several vulnerabilities. The following vulnerabilities were fixed : - Privilege escalation through SVG navigation (CVE-2015-0818) - Code execution through incorrect JavaScript bounds checking elimination (CVE-2015-0817)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-05
    plugin id 82463
    published 2015-03-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82463
    title openSUSE Security Update : seamonkey (openSUSE-2015-279)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_76FF65F417CA4D3F864AA3D6026194FB.NASL
    description The Mozilla Project reports : MFSA-2015-28 Privilege escalation through SVG navigation MFSA-2015-29 Code execution through incorrect JavaScript bounds checking elimination
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-21
    plugin id 82002
    published 2015-03-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82002
    title FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (76ff65f4-17ca-4d3f-864a-a3d6026194fb)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201504-01.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201504-01 (Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page or email, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to perform Man-in-the-Middle attacks, obtain sensitive information, spoof the address bar, conduct clickjacking attacks, bypass security restrictions and protection mechanisms, or have other unspecified impact. Workaround : There are no known workarounds at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-11-11
    plugin id 82632
    published 2015-04-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82632
    title GLSA-201504-01 : Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 1204363
title CVE-2015-0818 Mozilla: Privilege escalation through SVG navigation (MFSA 2015-28)
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070055001
    • comment firefox is earlier than 0:31.5.3-1.el5_11
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20150718002
    • comment firefox is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097009
  • AND
    • comment firefox is earlier than 0:31.5.3-1.el6_6
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20150718008
    • comment firefox is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100861010
    • OR
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842001
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842002
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842003
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842004
  • AND
    • comment firefox is earlier than 0:31.5.3-3.el7_1
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20150718014
    • comment firefox is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100861010
    • OR
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Client is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675001
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675002
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675003
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ComputeNode is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675004
rhsa
id RHSA-2015:0718
released 2015-03-24
severity Critical
title RHSA-2015:0718: firefox security update (Critical)
rpms
  • firefox-0:31.5.3-1.el5_11
  • firefox-0:31.5.3-1.el6_6
  • firefox-0:31.5.3-3.el7_1
refmap via4
bid 73265
confirm
debian DSA-3201
gentoo GLSA-201504-01
sectrack 1031959
suse
  • SUSE-SU-2015:0593
  • SUSE-SU-2015:0630
  • openSUSE-SU-2015:0567
  • openSUSE-SU-2015:0636
ubuntu USN-2538-1
Last major update 21-12-2016 - 21:59
Published 23-03-2015 - 20:59
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