Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Products Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-007
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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 could result in the attacker gaining the same user rights as the current user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Systems Affected: 
  • Firefox versions prior to 27.0
  • Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) versions prior to 24.3
  • Thunderbird versions prior to 24.3
  • SeaMonkey versions prior to 2.24
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 reported for various Mozilla products. Details of the 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/2014/mfsa2014-01.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-02.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-03.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-04.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-05.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-06.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-07.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-08.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-09.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-10.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-11.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-12.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-13.html
CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1477
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1478
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1479
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1480
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1481
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1482
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1483
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1484
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1485
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1486
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1487
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1488
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1489
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1490
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1491
SecurityFocus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65316
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65317
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65320
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65321
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65322
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65323
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65324
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65326
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65328
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65329
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65330
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65331
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65332
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65334
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65335