Remote code execution in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox ESR

Published: 2019-06-18 | Updated: 2019-06-20
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-11707
CWE ID CWE-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Firefox ESR Subscribe
Mozilla Firefox
Vendor Mozilla

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

UPDATED 20.06.2019
Added information about additional vulnerability, exploited in the attack.

1) Type Confusion

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 8.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-11707

CWE-ID: CWE-843 - Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error when manipulating JavaScript objects due to issues in Array.pop. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild along with SB2019062002 (CVE-2019-11708).

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Firefox ESR: 60.0, 60.0.1, 60.0.2, 60.1.0, 60.2.0, 60.2.1, 60.2.2, 60.3.0, 60.4.0, 60.5.0, 60.5.1, 60.5.2, 60.6.0, 60.6.1, 60.6.2, 60.6.3, 60.7.0

Mozilla Firefox: 61.0, 61.0.1, 61.0.2, 62.0, 62.0.1, 62.0.2, 62.0.3, 63.0, 63.0.1, 63.0.3, 64.0, 64.0.1, 64.0.2, 65.0, 65.0.1, 65.0.2, 66.0, 66.0.1, 66.0.2, 66.0.3, 66.0.4, 66.0.5, 67.0, 67.0.1, 67.0.2

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.