Firefox < 2.0.0.20 Cross-Domain Data Theft

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800759

Synopsis

The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by a cross-domain data theft vulnerability.

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 2.0.0.20. Such versions shipped without a fix for a security issue that was reportedly fixed in version 2.0.0.19. Specifically :

- A website may be able to access a limited amount of data from a different domain by loading a same-domain JavaScript URL which redirects to an off-domain target resource containing data that is not parsable as JavaScript. (MFSA 2008-65)

Note that Mozilla is not planning further security / stability updates for Firefox 2.x.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.0.0.20 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-65.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?2f23d29d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 800759

File Name: 800759.prm

Family: Web Clients

Nessus ID: 35251

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5507