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Remote code execution in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox ESR



Published: 2020-04-03
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2020-6819
CVE-2020-6820
CWE ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Mozilla Firefox
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Firefox ESR
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Mozilla

Security Advisory

1) Use-after-free

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-2020-6819

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error caused by a race condition running the nsDocShell destructor. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted website, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in targeted attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 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, 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, 67.0.3, 67.0.4, 68.0, 68.0.1, 68.0.2, 69.0, 69.0.1, 69.0.2, 69.0.3, 70.0, 70.0.1, 71.0, 72.0, 72.0.1, 72.0.2, 73.0, 73.0.1, 74.0

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, 60.7.1, 60.7.2, 60.8.0, 60.9.0, 68.0, 68.0.1, 68.0.2, 68.1.0, 68.2.0, 68.3.0, 68.4.0, 68.4.1, 68.4.2, 68.5.0, 68.6.0

CPE External links

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-11/
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1620818

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.

2) Use-after-free

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-2020-6820

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error caused by a race condition handling ReadableStream. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted website, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in targeted attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 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, 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, 67.0.3, 67.0.4, 68.0, 68.0.1, 68.0.2, 69.0, 69.0.1, 69.0.2, 69.0.3, 70.0, 70.0.1, 71.0, 72.0, 72.0.1, 72.0.2, 73.0, 73.0.1, 74.0

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, 60.7.1, 60.7.2, 60.8.0, 60.9.0, 68.0, 68.0.1, 68.0.2, 68.1.0, 68.2.0, 68.3.0, 68.4.0, 68.4.1, 68.4.2, 68.5.0, 68.6.0

CPE External links

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-11/
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1626728

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.