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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-11

Address space layout leaked in XBL objects

Announced
January 8, 2013
Reporter
Jesse Ruderman
Impact
High
Products
Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Thunderbird ESR
Fixed in
  • Firefox 18
  • Firefox ESR 10.0.12
  • Firefox ESR 17.0.2
  • SeaMonkey 2.15
  • Thunderbird 17.0.2
  • Thunderbird ESR 10.0.12
  • Thunderbird ESR 17.0.2

Description

Mozilla security researcher Jesse Ruderman discovered that using the toString function of XBL objects can lead to inappropriate information leakage by revealing the address space layout instead of just the ID of the object. This layout information could potentially be used to bypass ASLR and other security protections.

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts in those products.

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