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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2010-67

Dangling pointer vulnerability in LookupGetterOrSetter

Announced
October 19, 2010
Reporter
regenrecht
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
Fixed in
  • Firefox 3.5.14
  • Firefox 3.6.11
  • SeaMonkey 2.0.9
  • Thunderbird 3.0.9
  • Thunderbird 3.1.5

Description

Security researcher regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that when window.__lookupGetter__ is called with no arguments the code assumes the top JavaScript stack value is a property name. Since there were no arguments passed into the function, the top value could represent uninitialized memory or a pointer to a previously freed JavaScript object. Under such circumstances the value is passed to another subroutine which calls through the dangling pointer, potentially executing attacker-controlled memory.

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