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ASB-2011.0122.2 - UPDATE [Win][UNIX/Linux] Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 23 December 2011

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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                              ASB-2011.0122.2
                 Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
                             23 December 2011

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Mozilla Firefox
                      Mozilla Thunderbird
Operating System:     UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                      Windows
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2011-3663 CVE-2011-3661 CVE-2011-3658
                      CVE-2011-3664 CVE-2011-3666 CVE-2011-3665
                      CVE-2011-3660  
Member content until: Friday, January 20 2012

Revision History:     December 23 2011: CVE numbers assigned to bugs and included Thunderbird
                      December 21 2011: Initial Release

OVERVIEW

        Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Firefox web browser.  
        These range from 'application crash' to 'execution of arbitrary code'. 
        These issues are fixed in the most recent version 9.0. [8]


IMPACT

        
        It has been found that there are several security issues in versions of 
        Firefox prior to 9.0.  These allow memory corruption, execution of remote 
        code and possible access to some Java events even while JavaScript was 
        disabled. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
        
        Vulnerabilities mfsa2011-53 [1] and mfsa2011-55 [3] can cause 
        out-of-bounds memory access, possibly leading to execution of remote 
        code.
        
        Vulnerabilities mfsa2011-54 [2] and mfsa2011-58 [6] can lead to an 
        application crash.
        
        Vulnerability mfsa2011-56 [4] allows access to the JavaScript 
        'accesskey' events, possibly leading to key stroke logging.  It is 
        important to note that this can occur even when JavaScript is 
        disabled. This is similar to [7].
        
        Vulnerability mfsa2011-57 [5] is triggered by a plug-in 'deleting its 
        containing DOM frame during a call from that frame'.  This causes an 
        application crash but could be used to execute arbitrary code.


MITIGATION

        These issues are corrected in the 9.0 release of Mozilla Firefox.  
        Users of previous versions are recommended to upgrade to the 9.0 
        version. [8]


REFERENCES

        [1] mfsa2011-53
            http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-53.html

        [2] mfsa2011-54
            http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-54.html

        [3] mfsa2011-55
            http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-55.html

        [4] mfsa2011-56
            http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-56.html

        [5] mfsa2011-57
            http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-57.html

        [6] mfsa2011-58
            http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-58.html

        [7] mfsa2011-59
            http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-59.html

        [8] Firefox 9.0 download.
            http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

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in this document is accurate.  However, the decision to use the information
described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to
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