Debian DSA-810-1 : mozilla - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 19685


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several problems have been discovered in Mozilla, the web browser of the Mozilla suite. Since the usual praxis of backporting apparently does not work for this package, this update is basically version 1.7.10 with the version number rolled back, and hence still named 1.7.8. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CAN-2004-0718, CAN-2005-1937 A vulnerability has been discovered in Mozilla that allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript from one page into the frameset of another site.

- CAN-2005-2260

The browser user interface does not properly distinguish between user-generated events and untrusted synthetic events, which makes it easier for remote attackers to perform dangerous actions that normally could only be performed manually by the user.

- CAN-2005-2261

XML scripts ran even when JavaScript disabled.

- CAN-2005-2263

It is possible for a remote attacker to execute a callback function in the context of another domain (i.e.

- CAN-2005-2265

Missing input sanitising of InstallVersion.compareTo() can cause the application to crash.

- CAN-2005-2266

Remote attackers could steal sensitive information such as cookies and passwords from websites by accessing data in alien frames.

- CAN-2005-2268

It is possible for a JavaScript dialog box to spoof a dialog box from a trusted site and facilitates phishing attacks.

- CAN-2005-2269

Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes that could lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code.

- CAN-2005-2270

The Mozilla browser family does not properly clone base objects, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the Mozilla packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.8-1sarge2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19685

File Name: debian_DSA-810.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/13/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mozilla, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2005

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mozilla Suite/Firefox compareTo() Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0718, CVE-2005-1937, CVE-2005-2260, CVE-2005-2261, CVE-2005-2263, CVE-2005-2265, CVE-2005-2266, CVE-2005-2268, CVE-2005-2269, CVE-2005-2270, CVE-2005-2271, CVE-2005-2272, CVE-2005-2273, CVE-2005-2274

BID: 14242

DSA: 810