Mozilla Firefox 10.x < 10.0.1 Memory Corruption

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6324

Synopsis

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

Description

Versions of Firefox 10.x prior to 10.0.1 are 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://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html#firefox10.0.1

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6324

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2012/02/20

Modified: 2016/03/12

Dependencies: 9131

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0452

BID: 51975