2009-3072 | Mozilla Firefox Browser Engine memory corruption (Bug 508074 / BID-36343)
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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser). It has been rated as very critical. This issue affects an unknown code of the component Browser Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The weakness was shared 09/10/2009 by Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian (TippingPoint) with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative as Bug 508074 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugzilla.mozilla.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2009-3072 since 09/04/2009. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/22/2021).
It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at securityfocus.com. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40932 (CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox / seamonkey (CESA-2009:1430)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 119088 (Red Hat Update for Xulrunner Firefox (RHSA-2009:1430)).
Upgrading to version 2.0 8 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 11658.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.0
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Class: Memory corruption
0-Day Time: 🔍
09/09/2009 +5 days 🔍
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09/13/2009 +3 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +2012 days 🔍
08/22/2021 +2349 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.mozilla.org/
Vulnerability Center: 23465 – Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.14 and 3.5-3.5.2 Browser Engine Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36343 – Mozilla Firefox MFSA 2009-47, -48, -49, -50, -51 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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