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    Firefox 17.0.1 Flash Privileged Code Injection

    This exploit gains remote code execution on Firefox 17 and 17.0.1, provided the user has installed Flash. No memory corruption is used. First, a Flash object is cloned into the anonymous content of the SVG "use" element in the <body> (CVE-2013-0758). From there, the Flash object can navigate a child frame to a URL in the chrome:// scheme. Then a separate exploit (CVE-2013-0757) is used to bypass the security wrapper around the child frame's window reference and inject code into the chrome:// context. Once we have injection into the chrome execution context, we can write the payload to disk, chmod it (if posix), and then execute. Note: Flash is used here to trigger the exploit but any Firefox plugin with script access should be able to trigger it.

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    Module Name



    • Marius Mlynski
    • joev <joev [at] metasploit.com>
    • sinn3r <sinn3r [at] metasploit.com>



    • Universal (Javascript XPCOM Shell)
    • Native Payload


    • firefox
    • java
    • linux
    • osx
    • solaris
    • windows


    • firefox
    • x86, x86_64, mips, mipsle, mipsbe, ppc, ppc64, cbea, cbea64, sparc, armle, armbe, cmd, php, tty, java, ruby, dalvik, python, nodejs, firefox, zarch



    Module Options

    To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

    msf > use exploit/multi/browser/firefox_svg_plugin msf exploit(firefox_svg_plugin) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(firefox_svg_plugin) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(firefox_svg_plugin) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(firefox_svg_plugin) > exploit

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