Firefox ESR 17.x < 17.0.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The installed version of Firefox ESR 17.x is earlier than 17.0.8, and
is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Various errors exist that could allow memory corruption
conditions. (CVE-2013-1701)

- Errors exist related to the update service and
'maintenanceservice.exe' that could allow buffer
overflows when handling unexpectedly long path values.
(CVE-2013-1706, CVE-2013-1707)

- Unspecified errors exist related to HTML frames and
history handling, JavaScript URI handling and web
workers using 'XMLHttpRequest' that could allow
cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2013-1709,
CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714)

- An unspecified error exists related to generating
'Certificate Request Message Format' (CRMF) requests
that could allow cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2013-1710)

- A DLL path loading error exists related to the update
service that could allow execution of arbitrary code.
Note this issue affects Microsoft Windows versions 7
and greater. (CVE-2013-1712)

- An error exists related to Java applets and 'file:///'
URIs that could allow read-only access to arbitrary
files. (CVE-2013-1717)

See also :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-63/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-66/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-68/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-69/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-71/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-72/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-73/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-75/

Solution :

Upgrade to Firefox 17.0.8 ESR 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 : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

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