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ZDI-06-051: Mozilla Firefox SVG Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: zdi-disclosures () 3com com
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 19:03:44 -0800
ZDI-06-051: Mozilla Firefox SVG Processing Remote Code Execution
December 19, 2006
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168
Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since December 12, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 4867. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Mozilla Firefox. User interaction is
required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
The specific flaw exists in the browser's handling of SVG comment
objects. Firefox does not correctly handle requests to append SVG
comments to elements in other types of documents. Attempting such an
operation results in a memory corruption that can be exploited to
execute arbitrary code.
-- Vendor Response:
Mozilla has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.11.08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.12.12 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2006.12.19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.
-- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, The Zero Day Initiative
(ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security
researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.
Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:
The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used.
3Com does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code.
Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, 3Com provides its
customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention
technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the
vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor
patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of
helping to secure a broader user base, 3Com provides this vulnerability
information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors)
who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product.
- ZDI-06-051: Mozilla Firefox SVG Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability zdi-disclosures (Dec 20)