Debian DSA-838-1 : mozilla-firefox - multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 19807


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


Multiple security vulnerabilities have been identified in the mozilla-firefox web browser. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute code on the victim's machine via specially crafted network resources.

- CAN-2005-2701 Heap overrun in XBM image processing

- CAN-2005-2702

Denial of service (crash) and possible execution of arbitrary code via Unicode sequences with 'zero-width non-joiner' characters.

- CAN-2005-2703

XMLHttpRequest header spoofing

- CAN-2005-2704

Object spoofing using XBL <implements>

- CAN-2005-2705

JavaScript integer overflow

- CAN-2005-2706

Privilege escalation using about: scheme

- CAN-2005-2707

Chrome window spoofing allowing windows to be created without UI components such as a URL bar or status bar that could be used to carry out phishing attacks


Upgrade the mozilla-firefox package.

For the stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.4-2sarge5.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19807

File Name: debian_DSA-838.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/5/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2701, CVE-2005-2702, CVE-2005-2703, CVE-2005-2704, CVE-2005-2705, CVE-2005-2706, CVE-2005-2707

DSA: 838

CWE: 94