Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Products Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2013-116
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, December 10, 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: 
  • CFirefox 26
  • Firefox ESR 24.2
  • Thunderbird 24.2
  • Seamonkey 2.23
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/mfsa2013-104.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-105.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-106.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-107.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-108.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-109.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-110.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-111.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-112.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-113.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-114.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-115.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-116.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-117.html
https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/
CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5609
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5610
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5611
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5612
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5613
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5614
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5615
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5616
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5618
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5619
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6629
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6630
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6671
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6672
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6673