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
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-- 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:
-- 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
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