#VU46022 Heap-based buffer overflow


Published: 2020-08-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU46022

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15667

CWE-ID: CWE-122

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Mozilla Firefox
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing a MAR update file, after the signature has been validated. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system but requires that the malicious file is signed with a valid Mozilla-controlled signing key.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 70.0 - 79.0


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-36/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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