ZDI-10-113: Mozilla Firefox XSLT Sort Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


ZDI-10-113: Mozilla Firefox XSLT Sort Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-113 June 23, 2010 -- CVE ID: CVE-2010-1199 -- Affected Vendors: Mozilla Firefox -- Affected Products: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.x -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9910. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit: 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 otherwise render a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within a particular XSLT transformation when applied to an XML document. If a large number of elements have this transformation applied to them, the application will misallocate a buffer. Upon usage of this buffer the application will copy more data than allocated thus causing an overflow. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application. -- Vendor Response: Mozilla Firefox has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-30.html -- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-03-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-06-23 - Coordinated public release of advisory -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Martin Barbella -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI): Established by TippingPoint, 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. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, TippingPoint 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, TippingPoint provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product. Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/ Follow the ZDI on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thezdi