Firefox 3.0.x < 3.0.4 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 3.0 is earlier than 3.0.4. Such
versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Locally saved '.url' shortcut files can be used to read
information stored in the local cache. (MFSA 2008-47)

- 'file:' URIs are given chrome privileges when opened in
the same tab as a chrome page or privileged 'about:'
page, which could allow an attacker to run arbitrary
JavaScript with chrome privileges. (MFSA 2008-51)

- There are several stability bugs in the browser engine
that could lead to crashes with evidence of memory
corruption. (MFSA 2008-52)

- The browser's session restore feature can be used to
violate the same-origin policy and run JavaScript in
the context of another site. (MFSA 2008-53)

- There is a buffer overflow that can be triggered by
sending a specially crafted 200 header line in the HTTP
index response. (MFSA 2008-54)

- Crashes and remote code execution in nsFrameManager are
possible by modifying certain properties of a file
input element before it has finished initializing.
(MFSA 2008-55)

- The same-origin check in
'nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners()' can be
bypassed. (MFSA 2008-56)

- The '-moz-binding' CSS property can be used to bypass
security checks which validate codebase principals.
(MFSA 2008-57)

- There is an error in the method used to parse the
default namespace in an E4X document caused by quote
characters in the namespace not being properly escaped.
(MFSA 2008-58)

See also :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-47/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-51/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-52/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-53/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-54/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-55/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-56/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-57/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2008-58/

Solution :

Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.4 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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