ID CVE-2016-5255
Summary Use-after-free vulnerability in the js::PreliminaryObjectArray::sweep function in Mozilla Firefox before 48.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted JavaScript that is mishandled during incremental garbage collection.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:47.0.1
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 05-08-2016 - 12:59)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-416
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201701-15.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-15 (Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition via multiple vectors. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-01-27
    plugin id 96276
    published 2017-01-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96276
    title GLSA-201701-15 : Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities (SWEET32)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_AA1AEFE36E3747DBBFDA343EF4ACB1B5.NASL
    description Mozilla Foundation reports : Please reference CVE/URL list for details
    last seen 2018-11-13
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 93429
    published 2016-09-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93429
    title FreeBSD : Mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (aa1aefe3-6e37-47db-bfda-343ef4acb1b5)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-960.NASL
    description Mozilla Firefox was updated to 48.0 to fix security issues, bugs, and deliver various improvements. The following major changes are included : - Process separation (e10s) is enabled for some users - Add-ons that have not been verified and signed by Mozilla will not load - WebRTC enhancements - The media parser has been redeveloped using the Rust programming language - better Canvas performance with speedy Skia support - Now requires NSS 3.24 The following security issues were fixed: (boo#991809) - CVE-2016-2835/CVE-2016-2836: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards - CVE-2016-2830: Favicon network connection can persist when page is closed - CVE-2016-2838: Buffer overflow rendering SVG with bidirectional content - CVE-2016-2839: Cairo rendering crash due to memory allocation issue with FFmpeg 0.10 - CVE-2016-5251: Location bar spoofing via data URLs with malformed/invalid mediatypes - CVE-2016-5252: Stack underflow during 2D graphics rendering - CVE-2016-0718: Out-of-bounds read during XML parsing in Expat library - CVE-2016-5254: Use-after-free when using alt key and toplevel menus - CVE-2016-5255: Crash in incremental garbage collection in JavaScript - CVE-2016-5258: Use-after-free in DTLS during WebRTC session shutdown - CVE-2016-5259: Use-after-free in service workers with nested sync events - CVE-2016-5260: Form input type change from password to text can store plain text password in session restore file - CVE-2016-5261: Integer overflow in WebSockets during data buffering - CVE-2016-5262: Scripts on marquee tag can execute in sandboxed iframes - CVE-2016-2837: Buffer overflow in ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) during video playback - CVE-2016-5263: Type confusion in display transformation - CVE-2016-5264: Use-after-free when applying SVG effects - CVE-2016-5265: Same-origin policy violation using local HTML file and saved shortcut file - CVE-2016-5266: Information disclosure and local file manipulation through drag and drop - CVE-2016-5268: Spoofing attack through text injection into internal error pages - CVE-2016-5250: Information disclosure through Resource Timing API during page navigation The following non-security changes are included : - The AppData description and screenshots were updated. - Fix Firefox crash on startup on i586 (boo#986541) - The Selenium WebDriver may have caused Firefox to crash at startup - fix build issues with gcc/binutils combination used in Leap 42.2 (boo#984637) - Fix running on 48bit va aarch64 (boo#984126) - fix XUL dialog button order under KDE session (boo#984403) Mozilla NSS was updated to 3.24 as a dependency. Changes in mozilla-nss : - NSS softoken updated with latest NIST guidance - NSS softoken updated to allow NSS to run in FIPS Level 1 (no password) - Various added and deprecated functions - Remove most code related to SSL v2, including the ability to actively send a SSLv2-compatible client hello. - Protect against the Cachebleed attack. - Disable support for DTLS compression. - Improve support for TLS 1.3. This includes support for DTLS 1.3. (experimental)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-28
    plugin id 92853
    published 2016-08-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92853
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox / mozilla-nss (openSUSE-2016-960)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_FIREFOX_48.NASL
    description The version of Firefox installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 48. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - An overflow condition exists in the expat XML parser due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling malformed input documents. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to a failure to close connections after requesting favicons. An attacker can exploit this to continue to send requests to the user's browser and disclose sensitive information.(CVE-2016-2830) - Multiple memory corruption issues exist due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit these issues to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836) - An overflow condition exists in the ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) used by the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) API due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2837) - An overflow condition exists in the ProcessPDI() function in layout/base/nsBidi.cpp due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2838) - A flaw exists in the Resource Timing API during page navigation. An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5250) - A flaw exists that is triggered when decoding url-encoded values in 'data:' URLs. An attacker can exploit this, via non-ASCII or emoji characters, to spoof the address in the address bar. (CVE-2016-5251) - An underflow condition exists in the BasePoint4d() function in gfx/2d/Matrix.h due to improper validation of user-supplied input when calculating clipping regions in 2D graphics. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a stack-based buffer underflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5252) - A use-after-free error exists in the KeyDown() function in layout/xul/nsXULPopupManager.cpp when using the alt key in conjunction with top level menu items. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5254) - A use-after-free error exists in the sweep() function that is triggered when handling objects and pointers during incremental garbage collection. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5255) - A use-after-free error exists in WebRTC that is triggered when handling DTLS objects. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5258) - A use-after-free error exists in the DestroySyncLoop() function in dom/workers/WorkerPrivate.cpp that is triggered when handling nested sync event loops in Service Workers. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5259) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the restorableFormNodes() function in XPathGenerator.jsm due to persistently storing passwords in plaintext in session restore data. An attacker can exploit this to disclose password information. (CVE-2016-5260) - An integer overflow condition exists in the ProcessInput() function in WebSocketChannel.cpp due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling specially crafted WebSocketChannel packets. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5261) - A security bypass vulnerability exists due to event handler attributes on a tag being executed inside a sandboxed iframe that does not have the allow-scripts flag set. An attacker can exploit this to bypass cross-site scripting protection mechanisms. (CVE-2016-5262) - A type confusion flaw exists in the HitTest() function in nsDisplayList.cpp when handling display transformations. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5263) - A use-after-free error exists in the NativeAnonymousChildListChange() function when applying effects to SVG elements. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5264) - A flaw exists in the Redirect() function in nsBaseChannel.cpp that is triggered when a malicious shortcut is called from the same directory as a local HTML file. An attacker can exploit this to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2016-5265) - A flaw exists due to a failure to properly filter file URIs dragged from a web page to a different piece of software. An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5266) - A flaw exists that is triggered when handling certain specific 'about:' URLs that allows an attacker to spoof the contents of system information or error messages (CVE-2016-5268) - A flaw exists that is triggered when handling certain specific 'about:' URLs that allows an attacker to spoof the contents of system information or error messages (CVE-2016-5268) - A flaw exists in woff2 that is triggered during the handling of TTC detection. An attacker can exploit this to have an unspecified impact. - Multiple unspecified flaws exist in woff2 that allow an attacker to cause a denial of service condition.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 92753
    published 2016-08-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92753
    title Firefox < 48 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_48.NASL
    description The version of Firefox installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 48. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - An overflow condition exists in the expat XML parser due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling malformed input documents. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to a failure to close connections after requesting favicons. An attacker can exploit this to continue to send requests to the user's browser and disclose sensitive information.(CVE-2016-2830) - Multiple memory corruption issues exist due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit these issues to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836) - An overflow condition exists in the ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) used by the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) API due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2837) - An overflow condition exists in the ProcessPDI() function in layout/base/nsBidi.cpp due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2838) - A flaw exists in the Resource Timing API during page navigation. An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5250) - A flaw exists that is triggered when decoding url-encoded values in 'data:' URLs. An attacker can exploit this, via non-ASCII or emoji characters, to spoof the address in the address bar. (CVE-2016-5251) - An underflow condition exists in the BasePoint4d() function in gfx/2d/Matrix.h due to improper validation of user-supplied input when calculating clipping regions in 2D graphics. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a stack-based buffer underflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5252) - A flaw in the updater service exists when launched using the callback application path parameter that allows an attacker to escalate privileges. (CVE-2016-5253) - A use-after-free error exists in the KeyDown() function in layout/xul/nsXULPopupManager.cpp when using the alt key in conjunction with top level menu items. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5254) - A use-after-free error exists in the sweep() function that is triggered when handling objects and pointers during incremental garbage collection. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5255) - A use-after-free error exists in WebRTC that is triggered when handling DTLS objects. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5258) - A use-after-free error exists in the DestroySyncLoop() function in dom/workers/WorkerPrivate.cpp that is triggered when handling nested sync event loops in Service Workers. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5259) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the restorableFormNodes() function in XPathGenerator.jsm due to persistently storing passwords in plaintext in session restore data. An attacker can exploit this to disclose password information. (CVE-2016-5260) - An integer overflow condition exists in the ProcessInput() function in WebSocketChannel.cpp due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling specially crafted WebSocketChannel packets. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5261) - A security bypass vulnerability exists due to event handler attributes on a tag being executed inside a sandboxed iframe that does not have the allow-scripts flag set. An attacker can exploit this to bypass cross-site scripting protection mechanisms. (CVE-2016-5262) - A type confusion flaw exists in the HitTest() function in nsDisplayList.cpp when handling display transformations. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5263) - A use-after-free error exists in the NativeAnonymousChildListChange() function when applying effects to SVG elements. An attacker can exploit this to dereference already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5264) - A flaw exists in the Redirect() function in nsBaseChannel.cpp that is triggered when a malicious shortcut is called from the same directory as a local HTML file. An attacker can exploit this to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2016-5265) - A flaw exists due to a failure to properly filter file URIs dragged from a web page to a different piece of software. An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5266) - A flaw exists that is triggered when handling certain specific 'about:' URLs that allows an attacker to spoof the contents of system information or error messages (CVE-2016-5268) - A flaw exists in woff2 that is triggered during the handling of TTC detection. An attacker can exploit this to have an unspecified impact. - Multiple unspecified flaws exist in woff2 that allow an attacker to cause a denial of service condition.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 92755
    published 2016-08-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92755
    title Firefox < 48 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3044-1.NASL
    description Gustavo Grieco discovered an out-of-bounds read during XML parsing in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0718) Toni Huttunen discovered that once a favicon is requested from a site, the remote server can keep the network connection open even after the page is closed. A remote attacked could potentially exploit this to track users, resulting in information disclosure. (CVE-2016-2830) Christian Holler, Tyson Smith, Boris Zbarsky, Byron Campen, Julian Seward, Carsten Book, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, and Phil Ringnalda discovered multiple memory safety issues in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2835, CVE-2016-2836) A buffer overflow was discovered in the ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) during video playback. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via plugin process crash, or, in combination with another vulnerability to escape the GMP sandbox, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2837) Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow when rendering SVG content in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2838) Bert Massop discovered a crash in Cairo with version 0.10 of FFmpeg. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2839) Catalin Dumitru discovered that URLs of resources loaded after a navigation start could be leaked to the following page via the Resource Timing API. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5250) Firas Salem discovered an issue with non-ASCII and emoji characters in data: URLs. An attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof the addressbar contents. (CVE-2016-5251) Georg Koppen discovered a stack buffer underflow during 2D graphics rendering in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5252) Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free when the alt key is used with top-level menus. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5254) Jukka Jylanki discovered a crash during garbage collection. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5255) Looben Yang discovered a use-after-free in WebRTC. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5258) Looben Yang discovered a use-after-free when working with nested sync events in service workers. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5259) Mike Kaply discovered that plain-text passwords can be stored in session restore if an input field type is changed from 'password' to 'text' during a session, leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2016-5260) Samuel Gross discovered an integer overflow in WebSockets during data buffering in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5261) Nikita Arykov discovered that JavaScript event handlers on a element can execute in a sandboxed iframe without the allow-scripts flag set. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2016-5262) A type confusion bug was discovered in display transformation during rendering. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5263) A use-after-free was discovered when applying effects to SVG elements in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5264) Abdulrahman Alqabandi discovered a same-origin policy violation relating to local HTML files and saved shortcut files. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5265) Rafael Gieschke discovered an information disclosure issue related to drag and drop. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5266) A text injection issue was discovered with about: URLs. An attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof internal error pages. (CVE-2016-5268). 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 92785
    published 2016-08-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92785
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3044-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-937.NASL
    description Mozilla Firefox was updated to 48.0 to fix security issues, bugs, and deliver various improvements. The following major changes are included : - Process separation (e10s) is enabled for some users - Add-ons that have not been verified and signed by Mozilla will not load - WebRTC enhancements - The media parser has been redeveloped using the Rust programming language - better Canvas performance with speedy Skia support - Now requires NSS 3.24 The following security issues were fixed: (boo#991809) - CVE-2016-2835/CVE-2016-2836: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards - CVE-2016-2830: Favicon network connection can persist when page is closed - CVE-2016-2838: Buffer overflow rendering SVG with bidirectional content - CVE-2016-2839: Cairo rendering crash due to memory allocation issue with FFmpeg 0.10 - CVE-2016-5251: Location bar spoofing via data URLs with malformed/invalid mediatypes - CVE-2016-5252: Stack underflow during 2D graphics rendering - CVE-2016-0718: Out-of-bounds read during XML parsing in Expat library - CVE-2016-5254: Use-after-free when using alt key and toplevel menus - CVE-2016-5255: Crash in incremental garbage collection in JavaScript - CVE-2016-5258: Use-after-free in DTLS during WebRTC session shutdown - CVE-2016-5259: Use-after-free in service workers with nested sync events - CVE-2016-5260: Form input type change from password to text can store plain text password in session restore file - CVE-2016-5261: Integer overflow in WebSockets during data buffering - CVE-2016-5262: Scripts on marquee tag can execute in sandboxed iframes - CVE-2016-2837: Buffer overflow in ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) during video playback - CVE-2016-5263: Type confusion in display transformation - CVE-2016-5264: Use-after-free when applying SVG effects - CVE-2016-5265: Same-origin policy violation using local HTML file and saved shortcut file - CVE-2016-5266: Information disclosure and local file manipulation through drag and drop - CVE-2016-5268: Spoofing attack through text injection into internal error pages - CVE-2016-5250: Information disclosure through Resource Timing API during page navigation The following non-security changes are included : - The AppData description and screenshots were updated. - Fix Firefox crash on startup on i586 (boo#986541) - The Selenium WebDriver may have caused Firefox to crash at startup - fix build issues with gcc/binutils combination used in Leap 42.2 (boo#984637) - Fix running on 48bit va aarch64 (boo#984126) - fix XUL dialog button order under KDE session (boo#984403) Mozilla NSS was updated to 3.24 as a dependency. Changes in mozilla-nss : - NSS softoken updated with latest NIST guidance - NSS softoken updated to allow NSS to run in FIPS Level 1 (no password) - Various added and deprecated functions - Remove most code related to SSL v2, including the ability to actively send a SSLv2-compatible client hello. - Protect against the Cachebleed attack. - Disable support for DTLS compression. - Improve support for TLS 1.3. This includes support for DTLS 1.3. (experimental)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-28
    plugin id 92746
    published 2016-08-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92746
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox / mozilla-nss (openSUSE-2016-937)
refmap via4
bid 92260
confirm
gentoo GLSA-201701-15
sectrack 1036508
suse
  • openSUSE-SU-2016:1964
  • openSUSE-SU-2016:2026
ubuntu USN-3044-1
Last major update 28-11-2016 - 15:23
Published 04-08-2016 - 21:59
Last modified 15-08-2017 - 21:29
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