FreeBSD : firefox -- arbitrary code execution in sidebar panel (1f2fdcff-ae60-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18862


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports :

Sites can use the _search target to open links in the Firefox sidebar.
Two missing security checks allow malicious scripts to first open a privileged page (such as about:config) and then inject script using a javascript : url. This could be used to install malicious code or steal data without user interaction.

Workaround: Disable JavaScript


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18862

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1f2fdcffae6011d9a7880001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2014/05/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-firefox, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/12