[Full-disclosure] ZDI-06-051: Mozilla Firefox SVG Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


ZDI-06-051: Mozilla Firefox SVG Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-06-051.html December 19, 2006 -- CVE ID: CVE-2006-6504 -- Affected Vendor: Mozilla -- Affected Products: Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox - -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability since December 12, 2006 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 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 2006.12.12 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers 2006.12.19 - Coordinated public release of advisory -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher. -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI): Established by TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities. Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used. 3Com does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, 3Com provides its customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, 3Com provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product. _______________________________________________ Full-Disclosure - We believe in it. Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/