Advisory: Mozilla Firefox User Interface Null Pointer Dereference Dispatcher Crash and Remote Denial of Service. Sep 28 2008 06:27PM
Aditya K Sood (0kn0ck secniche org) (1 replies)

Mozilla Firefox User Interface Null Pointer Dereference Dispatcher Crash
and Remote Denial of Service.

*Version Tested:*
Mozilla 3.0.3 - 1.9.0 Branch /(Specifically for Latest Version)/

*Severity:*
High

*Description:*
The mozilla firefox is vulnerable to user interface event dispatcher null
pointer dereference denial of service attacks. The dispatched event created
dynamically leads to firefox crash when it is called directly or in a
defined l
oop with number of generated user interface events.The resultant crash
results in:

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000007
Crashed Thread: 0
Thread 0 Crashed: 0 libxpcom_core.dylib nsTArray_base::Length() const + 11
(nsTArray.h:66)
1 libgklayout.dylib
nsContentUtils::GetAccelKeyCandidates(nsIDOMEvent*,
nsTArray&) + 261 (nsContentUtils.cpp:4083)

This security issue is a result of unhandled exception which is a result
of null
pointer dereference.

*Links:*
http://www.secniche.org/advisory.html
http://evilfingers.com/advisory/index.php

*Proof of Concept
http://www.secniche.org/moz303/index.html
*
*Detection:*
SecNiche confirmed this vulnerability affects Mozilla Firefox
on Microsoft Windows XP SP2 platform.The versions tested are:

Mozilla 3.0.3 - 1.9.0 Branch

*Disclosure Timeline:*
Disclosed: 28 September 2008
Release Date. 28 September ,2008

*Vendor Response:*
Mozilla confirm this vulnerability.
*
Credit:*
Aditya K Sood

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