Firefox < 3.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800750

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 :

- By creating a very large number of references to a common CSS object, an attacker can overflow the CSS reference counter, causing a crash when the browser attempts to free the CSS object while still in use and allowing for arbitrary code execution (MFSA 2008-34).
- If Firefox is not already running, passing it a command-line URI with pipe ('|') symbols will open multiple tabs, which could be used to launch 'chrome:i' URIs from the command-line or to pass URIs to Firefox that would normally be handled by a vector application (MFSA 2008-35).

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.0.1 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-35.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-34.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800750

File Name: 800750.prm

Family: Web Clients

Nessus ID: 33522

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3198, CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2933

BID: 29802, 30242, 30244