(Pwn2Own) Mozilla Firefox createImageBitmap Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2017-03-30T00:00:00
ID ZDI-17-234
Type zdi
Reporter Chaitin Security Research Lab
Modified 2017-03-30T00:00:00

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 or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of createImageBitmap. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in an integer overflow before writing to memory. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.