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VUPEN Security Research - Mozilla Firefox "BumpChunk" Object Processing Use-after-free (Pwn2Own)

From: VUPEN Security Research (advisoriesvupen.com)
Date: Wed Mar 26 2014 - 09:09:10 CDT


VUPEN Security Research - Mozilla Firefox "BumpChunk" Object Processing
Use-after-free (Pwn2Own)

Website : http://www.vupen.com

Twitter : http://twitter.com/vupen

I. BACKGROUND
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"Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed for
Windows, OS X, and Linux, with a mobile version for Android, by the
Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.
As of February 2014, Firefox has between 12% and 22% of worldwide
usage, according to different sources." (Wikipedia)

II. DESCRIPTION
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VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability
in Mozilla Firefox.

The vulnerability is caused by a use-after-free error in the JS engine
when processing "BumpChunk" objects while the browser is under a memory
pressure, which could be exploited to leak arbitrary memory and/or
achieve code execution via a malicious web page.

III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
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Mozilla Firefox versions prior to 28
Mozilla Firefox ESR versions prior to 24.4
Mozilla Thunderbird versions prior to 24.4
Mozilla Seamonkey versions prior to 2.25

IV. SOLUTION
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Upgrade to Firefox v28, Firefox ESR v24.4, Thunderbird v24.4 and
Seamonkey v2.25.

V. CREDIT
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This vulnerability was discovered by VUPEN Security.

VI. ABOUT VUPEN Security
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VUPEN is the leading provider of defensive and offensive cyber security
intelligence and advanced zero-day research. All VUPEN's vulnerability
intelligence results exclusively from its internal and in-house R&D
efforts conducted by its team of world-class researchers.

VUPEN Solutions: http://www.vupen.com/english/services/

VII. REFERENCES
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https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-30.html

VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
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2014-01-19 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN Security
2014-03-12 - Vulnerability Reported to Mozilla/ZDI During Pwn2Own 2014
2014-03-18 - Vulnerability Fixed by Mozilla
2014-03-26 - Public disclosure