US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-153A -- Mozilla Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities

2006-06-03T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:12952
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-06-03T00:00:00

Description

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                    National Cyber Alert System

            Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-153A

Mozilla Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: June 2, 2006 Last revised: -- Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

 * Mozilla SeaMonkey
 * Firefox web browser
 * Thunderbird email client

Any products based on Mozilla components, particularly Gecko, may also be affected.

Overview

The Mozilla web browser and derived products contain several vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

I. Description

Several vulnerabilities have been reported in the Mozilla web browser and derived products. More detailed information is available in the individual vulnerability notes, including:

VU#237257 - Mozilla privilege escalation using addSelectionListener

A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Mozilla addSelectionListener method. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

VU#421529 - Mozilla contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in crypto.signText()

Mozilla products contain a buffer overflow in the crypto.signText() method. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

VU#575969 - Mozilla may process content-defined setters on object prototypes with elevated privileges

Mozilla allows content-defined setters on object prototypes to execute with elevated privileges. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

VU#243153 - Mozilla may associate persisted XUL attributes with an incorrect URL

Mozilla can allow persisted XUL attributes to associate with the wrong URL. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

VU#466673 - Mozilla contains multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities

Mozilla contains several memory corruption vulnerabilities. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

II. Impact

The most severe impact of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the affected application. Other effects include a denial of service or local information disclosure.

III. Solution

Upgrade

Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4, Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.4, or SeaMonkey 1.0.2.

Disable JavaScript

These vulnerabilities can be mitigated by disabling JavaScript.

Appendix A. References

 * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#237257 -
   <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/237257>

 * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#421529 -
   <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/421529>

 * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#575969 -
   <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/575969>

 * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#243153 -
   <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/243153>

 * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#466673 -
   <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/466673>

 * Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories -
   <http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/>

 * US-CERT Vulnerability Notes Related to June Mozilla Security
   Advisories -
   <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=firefox_1504>

 * Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories -
   <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html>

 * Firefox - Rediscover the Web - <http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/>

 * Thunderbird - Reclaim your inbox -
   <http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/>

 * The SeaMonkey Project -
   <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/>

 * Securing Your Web Browser -

<http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/browser_security.html#Mozilla_Firefox>


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Revision History

Jun 2, 2006: Initial release

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