Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Products Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2013-103
Date(s) Issued: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Products Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey applications, which could allow remote code execution. Mozilla Firefox is a web browser used to access the Internet. Mozilla Thunderbird is an email client. Mozilla SeaMonkey is a cross platform Internet suite of tools ranging from a web browser to an email client. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in either an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user, or gaining session authentication credentials. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Systems Affected: 
  • Firefox versions prior to 25.0
  • Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) versions prior to 17.0.10
  • Thunderbird versions prior to 24.1
  • Thunderbird Extended Support Release (ESR) versions prior to 17.0.10
  • SeaMonkey versions prior to 2.22
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey. The details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in either an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user, or gaining session authentication credentials. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Actions: 
  • Upgrade vulnerable Mozilla products immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources. 
  • Remind users not to open email attachments from unknown users or suspicious emails from trusted sources.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
References: 
Mozilla:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-93.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-94.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-95.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-96.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-97.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-98.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-99.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-100.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-101.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-102.html
CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5590
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5591
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5592
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5593
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5595
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5596
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5597
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5598
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5599
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5600
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5601
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5602
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5603
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5604
SecurityFocus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/63405