CVE-2009-0356

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Description

Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.6 and SeaMonkey do not block links to the (1) about:plugins and (2) about:config URIs from .desktop files, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and execute arbitrary code with chrome privileges via vectors involving the URL field in a Desktop Entry section of a .desktop file, related to representation of about: URIs as jar:file:// URIs. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4582.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-02/msg00001.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0256.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/33799

http://secunia.com/advisories/33809

http://secunia.com/advisories/33831

http://secunia.com/advisories/33841

http://secunia.com/advisories/33846

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-040.htm

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:044

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-04.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33598

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021666

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0313

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=460425

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9922

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-February/msg00240.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-02-04

Updated: 2017-09-29

Type: CWE-59

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:rc:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9_rc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:preview_release:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:beta_1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:alpha:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 3.0.5 (inclusive)

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:seamonkey:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (18 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
67795Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2009-0256)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
63402GLSA-201301-01 : Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities (BEAST)NessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
60527Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
40169openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-509)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
39886openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-509)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
37673Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : firefox (MDVSA-2009:044)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
critical
37378Fedora 10 : Miro-1.2.8-2.fc10 / blam-1.8.5-6.fc10 / devhelp-0.22-3.fc10 / epiphany-2.24.3-2.fc10 / etc (2009-1398)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
4965SeaMonkey < 1.1.15 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
medium
4964Mozilla Thunderbird < 2.0.0.21 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorSMTP Clients
medium
35640FreeBSD : firefox -- multiple vulnerabilities (8b491182-f842-11dd-94d9-0030843d3802)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical
35604Fedora 9 : Miro-1.2.7-4.fc9 / blam-1.8.5-5.fc9.1 / cairo-dock-1.6.3.1-1.fc9.3 / chmsee-1.0.1-8.fc9 / etc (2009-1399)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
35590CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox (CESA-2009:0256)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
4922Mozilla Firefox 3.x < 3.0.6 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
medium
35585RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:0256)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
35581Firefox 3.0.x < 3.0.6 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
801212Mozilla Thunderbird < 2.0.0.21 Multiple VulnerabilitiesLog Correlation EngineSMTP Clients
high
800869SeaMonkey < 1.1.15 Multiple VulnerabilitiesLog Correlation EngineWeb Clients
high
800752Firefox < 3.0.6 Multiple VulnerabilitiesLog Correlation EngineWeb Clients
high