SUSE-SA:2005:030: MozillaFirefox

High Nessus Plugin ID 18463


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:030 (MozillaFirefox).

This update upgrades Mozilla Firefox to version 1.0.4, fixing the following security problems:

MFSA 2005-42:
A problem in the install confirmation dialog together with a bad fix for MFSA 2005-41 allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the help of a cross site scripting problem on the Mozilla website.

The Mozilla website has been fixed so this is no real problem anymore.

MFSA 2005-43/CVE-2005-1531:
By causing a frame to navigate back to a previous javascript: URL an attacker can inject script into the forward site. This site can be controlled by the attacker allowing them to steal cookies or sensitive data from that page or to perform actions on behalf of that user.

MFSA 2005-44/CVE-2005-1532:
A variant of MFSA 2005-41 overrides properties on a non-DOM node and then substitutes that object for one chrome script will access. Most examples involved the attacker synthesizing an event targeted at a non-DOM node, and overriding standard DOM node properties such as type with references to eval() calls or Script() objects.

The MFSA-2005-43 and MFSA-2005-44 flaws also affect the Mozilla Suite browsers. We are working on updates for those.

Updated packages were already released on May 20th. We wanted to postpone the advisory until we have fixed packages for the Mozilla Suite, but these will take some more time.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18463

File Name: suse_SA_2005_030.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/06/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list