Mozilla Firefox OBJECT mChannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2011-05-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-11-158
Type zdi
Reporter regenrecht
Modified 2011-06-22T00:00:00

Description

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 within the OnChannelRedirect method. When an OBJECT element has no mChannel assigned, it is possible to call the |OnChannelRedirect| method, setting a nearly arbitrary object as the channel in use. |mChannel| will become a dangling pointer, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user running the browser.