Mozilla Firefox 10.x < 10.0.1 Memory Corruption

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801298

Synopsis

The remote host has a web browser installed that is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.

Description

Versions of Firefox 10.x earlier than 10.0.1 are potentially affected by a memory corruption vulnerability. A use-after-free error exists in the method 'nxXBLDocumentInfo::ReadPrototypeBindings' and XBL bindings are not properly removed from a hash table in the event of failure. Clean up processes may then attempt to use this data and cause application crashes. These application crashes are potentially exploitable.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 10.0.1 or later.

See Also

http://.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html#firefox10.0.1

http://.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-10.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801298

File Name: 801298.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2012/02/20

Nessus ID: 57919

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0452

BID: 51975