FreeBSD : mozilla -- code execution via javascript: IconURL vulnerability (eca6195a-c233-11d9-804c-02061b08fc24)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19155

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VPR Score: 6.7


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


A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports :

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system.

- The problem is that 'IFRAME' JavaScript URLs are not properly protected from being executed in context of another URL in the history list. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an arbitrary site.

- Input passed to the 'IconURL' parameter in 'InstallTrigger.install()' is not properly verified before being used.
This can be exploited to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with escalated privileges via a specially crafted JavaScript URL.

Successful exploitation requires that the site is allowed to install software (default sites are '' and '').

A combination of vulnerability 1 and 2 can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19155

File Name: freebsd_pkg_eca6195ac23311d9804c02061b08fc24.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.1

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

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: 2005/05/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1476, CVE-2005-1477