Firefox < 24.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is potentially
affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 24.0 and is,
therefore, potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Memory issues exist in the browser engine that could
allow for denial of service or arbitrary code execution.
(CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1719)

- The HTML5 Tree Builder does not properly maintain
states, which could result in a denial of service or
possible arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1720)

- The ANGLE library is vulnerable to an integer overflow,
which could result in a denial of service or arbitrary
code execution. (CVE-2013-1721)

- Multiple use-after-free problems exist, which could
result in denial of service attacks or arbitrary code
execution. (CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1724,
CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736, CVE-2013-1738)

- The NativeKey widget does not properly terminate key
messages, possibly leading to a denial of service attack.

- Incorrect scope handling for JavaScript objects with
compartments can result in denial of service or possibly
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1725)

- Local users can gain the same privileges as the Mozilla
Updater because the application does not ensure
exclusive access to the update file. An attacker can
exploit this by inserting a malicious file into the
update file. (CVE-2013-1726)

- Sensitive information can be obtained via unspecified
vectors because the IonMonkey JavaScript does not
properly initialize memory. (CVE-2013-1728)

- A JavaScript compartment mismatch can result in a denial
of service or arbitrary code execution. Versions of
Firefox 20 or greater are not susceptible to the
arbitrary code execution mentioned above.

- A buffer overflow is possible because of an issue with
multi-column layouts. (CVE-2013-1732)

- An object is not properly identified during use of
user-defined getter methods on DOM proxies. This can
result in access restrictions being bypassed.

- An issue in the NVIDIA OS X graphic drivers allows the
user's desktop to be viewed by web content, potentially
exposing sensitive information. (CVE-2013-1729)

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Firefox 24.0 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true