Advisory Details

March 22nd, 2013

Mozilla Firefox ListenerManager Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-039
ZDI-CAN-1591

CVE ID CVE-2013-0754
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Mozilla
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Firefox
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12769. 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 or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the processing of ListenerManager event listeners. A dangling pointer can be created if a listener frees another listener. By abusing this behavior an attacker can ensure this memory is under control and leverage the situation to achieve remote code execution under the context of the user running the browser.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Mozilla has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-17.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2012-11-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-03-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT regenrecht
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