FreeBSD : mozilla -- javascript 'lambda' replace exposes memory contents (45b75152-ae5f-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 18922
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Synopsis

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

Description

A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports :

A bug in JavaScript's regular expression string replacement when using an anonymous function as the replacement argument allows a malicious script to capture blocks of memory allocated to the browser. A web site could capture data and transmit it to a server without user interaction or knowledge.

Workaround: Disable JavaScript

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2005-33/

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=288688

http://www.nessus.org/u?aec3fa4e

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18922

File Name: freebsd_pkg_45b75152ae5f11d9a7880001020eed82.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:de-linux-mozillafirebird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:de-linux-netscape, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:de-netscape7, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:el-linux-mozillafirebird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:fr-linux-netscape, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:fr-netscape7, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-linux-mozillafirebird-gtk1, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-linux-netscape, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-mozillafirebird-gtk2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-netscape7, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-mozilla, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-mozillafirebird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-netscape, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-phoenix, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla+ipv6, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-embedded, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-firebird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-gtk, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-gtk1, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-gtk2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:netscape7, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:phoenix, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pt_BR-netscape7, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ru-linux-mozillafirebird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zhCN-linux-mozillafirebird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zhTW-linux-mozillafirebird, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/1/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0989