FreeBSD : mozilla -- arbitrary code execution vulnerability (cbfde1cd-87eb-11d9-aa18-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports :

Plugins (such as flash) can be used to load privileged content into a
frame. Once loaded various spoofs can be applied to get the user to
interact with the privileged content. Michael Krax's 'Fireflashing'
example demonstrates that an attacker can open about:config in a
frame, hide it with an opacity setting, and if the attacker can get
the victim to click at a particular spot (design some kind of simple
game) you could toggle boolean preferences, some of which would make
further attacks easier.

The 'firescrolling' example demonstrates arbitrary code execution (in
this case downloading a file) by convincing the user to scroll twice.

Workaround: Disable JavaScript.

See also :

http://www.mikx.de/fireflashing/
http://www.mikx.de/firescrolling/
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-27.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?258d7a7f

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19121 (freebsd_pkg_cbfde1cd87eb11d9aa180001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0527

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