#VU50024 Buffer overflow


Published: 2021-01-26

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50024

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-23960

CWE-ID: CWE-119

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 execute arbitrary code on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input when performing garbage collection on re-declared JavaScript variables. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 60.0 - 84.0.2

Firefox ESR: 78.0 - 78.6.1, 68.0 - 68.12.0, 60.0 - 60.9.0


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-03/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-04/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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