Firefox < 2.0.0.13 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800769

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 :

- A series of vulnerabilities that allow for JavaScript privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution.
- Several stability bugs leading to crashes that, in some cases, show traces of memory corruption.
- An HTTP Referer spoofing issue with malformed URLs.
- A privacy issue with SSL client authentication.
- Web content fetched via the 'jar:' protocol can use Java via LiveConnect to open socket connections to arbitrary ports on the localhost.
- It is possible to have a background tab create a borderless XUL pop-up in front of the active tab in the user's browser.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.0.0.13 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-14.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-15.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-16.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-17.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-18.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-19.html

http://www.mozilla.org

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800769

File Name: 800769.prm

Family: Web Clients

Nessus ID: 31652

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4879, CVE-2008-1195, CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1240, CVE-2008-1241

BID: 27812, 27950, 28448