Check Point Advisories

Mozilla Firefox generateCRMFRequest Remote Code Execution (CVE-2012-3993; CVE-2013-1710)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1334
Date Published: 30 Apr 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014
Source: CVE-2012-3993
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable?
    Mozilla Firefox before 16.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, Thunderbird before 16.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.13
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Mozilla Firefox. The Chrome Object Wrapper (COW) implementation does not properly interact with failures of InstallTrigger methods. By exploiting this, remote attacker could execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via a crafted web site.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

    In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

    Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Mozilla Firefox generateCRMFRequest Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

    Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
    Attack Information:  Mozilla Firefox generateCRMFRequest Remote Code Execution

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