Firefox < 2.0.0.17 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The installed version of Firefox is affected by various security
issues :

- Using a specially crafted UTF-8 URL in a hyperlink, an
attacker might be able to exploit a stack buffer
overflow in the Mozilla URL parsing routes to execute
arbitrary code (MFSA 2008-37).

- It is possible to bypass the same-origin check in
'nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect()' (MFSA 2008-38).

- There are a series of vulnerabilities in 'feedWriter'
that allow scripts from page content to run with chrome
privileges (MFSA 2008-39).

- 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).

- A bug in the XBM decoder allows random small chunks of
uninitialized memory to be read (MFSA 2008-45).

See also :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-37/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-38/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-39/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-40/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-41/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-42/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-43/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-44/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-45/

Solution :

Upgrade to Firefox 2.0.0.17 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

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