#VU46965 Use-after-free


Published: 2020-09-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU46965

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15678

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing HTML content. When recursing through graphical layers while scrolling, an iterator may have become invalid, resulting in a potential use-after-free. This occurs because the function APZCTreeManager::ComputeClippedCompositionBounds did not follow iterator invalidation rules.

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

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 60.0 - 80.0.1

Firefox ESR: 78.0 - 78.2.0, 68.0 - 68.12.0, 60.0 - 60.9.0


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-42/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-43/


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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