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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Mozilla Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Use-After-Free Memory Error in SVG Animation Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037371
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037371
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9079   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 1 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 45.5.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.

A remote user can create specially crafted JavaScript that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error in SVG Animation and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited against Firefox and the Tor Browser on Windows-based systems.

Exploit code is available at:

https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2016-November/042639.html

Obscured Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create JavaScript content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Mozilla.org has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird (45.5.1).

The Mozilla.org advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-92

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-92 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 30 2016 Mozilla Firefox Use-After-Free Memory Error in SVG Animation Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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