Firefox < 3.5.15 Buffer Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 50382

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Synopsis

The remote Windows host contains a web browser affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 3.5.15. Such versions are potentially affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability.

The combination of DOM insertions and the handling of the JavaScript function 'document.write()' exposes an error that can lead to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Note that there have been reports that this issue is being actively exploited in the wild.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.5.15 or later.

See Also

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=607222

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-73/

http://www.nessus.org/u?c331941d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50382

File Name: mozilla_firefox_3515.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/28/2010

Updated: 7/16/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2010

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox Interleaved document.write/appendChild Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3765

BID: 44425

EDB-ID: 15342

Secunia: 41957