Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Products Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-042
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, April 30, 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 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 29
  • Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) versions prior to 24.5
  • Thunderbird versions prior to 24.5
  • SeaMonkey versions prior to 2.26
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: 

Fifteen vulnerabilities have been reported in 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: 
  • Update 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/mfsa2014-34.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-35.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-36.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-37.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-38.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-39.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-40.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-41.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-42.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-43.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-44.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-45.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-46.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-47.html
CVE:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1518
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1519
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1520
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1522
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1523
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1524
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1525
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1527
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1528
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1529
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1530
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1531
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1492
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1532
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1526
SecurityFocus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67137
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67136
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67135
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67134
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67133
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67132
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67131
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67130
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67129
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67128
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67127
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67126
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67125
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/67123
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66356