#VU61033 Use-after-free


Published: 2022-03-05

Vulnerability identifier: #VU61033

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-26486

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
Firefox for Android
Mobile applications / Apps for mobile phones

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 messages in the WebGPU IPC framework. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted web page, 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, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 9.0.1 - 97.0.1

Firefox ESR: 91.0 - 91.6.0, 78.0 - 78.15.0

Firefox for Android: 79.0.0 - 97.2.0


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2022-09/


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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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