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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037462
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037462
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9905   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 14 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to ESR 45.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() in adding or removing sub-documents and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Mozilla Firefox ESR is affected.

Philipp reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (ESR 45.6).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-95/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-95/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 14 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.
Dec 16 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 5, 6, and 7.
Dec 22 2016 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Oracle Linux 6 and 7.
Dec 22 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
CentOS has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for CentOS 5, 6, and 7.
Jan 13 2017 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird
Jan 28 2017 (Ubuntu Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Flaw in EnumerateSubDocuments() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10.



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