Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

MFSA2009-71 SeaMonkey: GeckoActiveXObject exception messages can be used to enumerate installed COM objects (CVE-2009-3987)

Back to Search

MFSA2009-71 SeaMonkey: GeckoActiveXObject exception messages can be used to enumerate installed COM objects (CVE-2009-3987)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
12/17/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/03/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The GeckoActiveXObject function in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.16 and 3.5.x before 3.5.6, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.1, generates different exception messages depending on whether the referenced COM object is listed in the registry, which allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information about installed software by making multiple calls that specify the ProgID values of different COM objects.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-seamonkey-upgrade-2_0_1

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;