Advisory: Mozilla Firefox User Interface Null Pointer Dereference Dispatcher Crash and Remote Denial of Service.

2008-09-30T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:20613
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-09-30T00:00:00

Description

Mozilla Firefox User Interface Null Pointer Dereference Dispatcher Crash and Remote Denial of Service.

Version Tested: Mozilla 3.0.3 - 1.9.0 Branch /(Specifically for Latest Version)/

Severity: High

Description: The mozilla firefox is vulnerable to user interface event dispatcher null pointer dereference denial of service attacks. The dispatched event created dynamically leads to firefox crash when it is called directly or in a defined l oop with number of generated user interface events.The resultant crash results in:

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS) Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000007 Crashed Thread: 0 Thread 0 Crashed: 0 libxpcom_core.dylib nsTArray_base::Length() const + 11 (nsTArray.h:66) 1 libgklayout.dylib nsContentUtils::GetAccelKeyCandidates(nsIDOMEvent*, nsTArray&) + 261 (nsContentUtils.cpp:4083)

This security issue is a result of unhandled exception which is a result of null pointer dereference.

Links: http://www.secniche.org/advisory.html http://evilfingers.com/advisory/index.php

Proof of Concept http://www.secniche.org/moz303/index.html * Detection:* SecNiche confirmed this vulnerability affects Mozilla Firefox on Microsoft Windows XP SP2 platform.The versions tested are:

Mozilla 3.0.3 - 1.9.0 Branch

Disclosure Timeline: Disclosed: 28 September 2008 Release Date. 28 September ,2008

Vendor Response: Mozilla confirm this vulnerability. * Credit:* Aditya K Sood

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