Firefox < 3.5.9 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 earlier than 3.5.9. Such
versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Multiple crashes can result in arbitrary code execution.
(MFSA 2010-16)

- A select event handler for XUL tree items can be called
after the item is deleted. (MFSA 2010-17)

- An error exists in the way '<option>' elements are
inserted into an XUL tree '<optgroup>' (MFSA 2010-18)

- An error exists in the implementation of the
'windows.navigator.plugins' object. (MFSA 2010-19)

- A browser applet can be used to turn a simple mouse
click into a drag-and-drop action, potentially resulting
in the unintended loading of resources in a user's
browser. (MFSA 2010-20)

- Session renegotiations are not handled properly, which
can be exploited to insert arbitrary plaintext by a
man-in-the-middle. (MFSA 2010-22)

- When an image points to a resource that redirects to a
'mailto:' URL, the external mail handler application is
launched. (MFSA 2010-23)

- XML documents fail to call certain security checks when
loading new content. (MFSA 2010-24)

See also :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-16/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-17/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-18/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-19/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-20/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-22/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-23/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-24/

Solution :

Upgrade to Firefox 3.5.9 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 : false

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