Advisory Details

December 19th, 2006

Mozilla Firefox SVG Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-06-051
ZDI-CAN-126

CVE ID CVE-2006-6504
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Mozilla Firefox
AFFECTED PRODUCTS 2.0.x
1.0.x
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4867. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Mozilla Firefox. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists in the browser's handling of SVG comment objects. Firefox does not correctly handle requests to append SVG comments to elements in other types of documents. Attempting such an operation results in a memory corruption that can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

VENDOR RESPONSE Mozilla Firefox has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-73.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-11-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2006-12-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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