Rule Category

BROWSER-FIREFOX -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Firefox browser, or products that have the "Gecko" engine (Thunderbird email client, etc.).

Alert Message

BROWSER-FIREFOX Mozilla Firefox browser engine memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to exploit a memory corruption in Mozilla Firefox, version 3.0 through 3.0.14, is detected Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: This vulnerability is present in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 before 3.0.15. The browser does not properly handle first-letter frames, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors. Ease of Attack: High

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2009-3382
layout/base/nsCSSFrameConstructor.cpp in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.15 does not properly handle first-letter frames, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score10.0
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access