Vulnerability CVE-2006-4253


Published: 2006-08-21   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
Concurrency vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple Javascript timed events that load a deeply nested XML file, followed by redirecting the browser to another page, which leads to a concurrency failure that causes structures to be freed incorrectly, as demonstrated by (1) ffoxdie and (2) ffoxdie3. NOTE: it has been reported that Netscape 8.1 and K-Meleon 1.0.1 are also affected by ffoxdie. Mozilla confirmed to CVE that ffoxdie and ffoxdie3 trigger the same underlying vulnerability. NOTE: it was later reported that Firefox 2.0 RC2 and 1.5.0.7 are also affected.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
Concurrency-related vulnerabilities in browsers - expect problems
Michal Zalewski
23.08.2006

Type:

CWE-264

(Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.6/10
10/10
4.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
High
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Netscape -> Navigator 
Mozilla -> Firefox 
K-meleon project -> K-meleon 

 References:
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060901-01-P.asc
http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/ffoxdie.html
http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/ffoxdie3.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200609-19.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-01.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-04.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016846
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016847
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016848
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-224.htm
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:168
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:169
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-59.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_54_mozilla.html
http://www.pianetapc.it/view.php?id=770
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0675.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0676.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0677.html
http://www.securiteam.com/securitynews/5VP0M0AJFW.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/443020/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/443306/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/443500/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/443528/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/446140/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/447837/100/200/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/447840/100/200/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/448956/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/448984/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/449245/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/449487/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/449726/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19488
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19534
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-350-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-351-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-352-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-354-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3617
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3748
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1198
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0083
http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00771742
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=348514
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-640
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9528

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