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Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

Versions of Firefox 3.x prior to 3.0.2 are affected by various security issues :

- An attacker can cause the content window to move while the mouse is being clicked, causing an item to be dragged rather than clicked-on (MFSA 2008-40). - Privilege escalation is possible via 'XPCnativeWrapper' pollution (MFSA 2008-41). - There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that may lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption (MFSA 2008-42). - Certain BOM characters and low surrogate characters, if HTML-escaped, are stripped from JavaScript code before it is executed, which could allow for cross-site scripting attacks (MFSA 2008-43). - The 'resource: ' protocol allows directory traversal on Linux when using URL-encoded slashes, and it can by used to bypass restrictions on local HTML files (MFSA 2008-44).

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.2 or higher.