SUSE-SA:2005:016: Mozilla Firefox

high Nessus Plugin ID 20082
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The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:016 (Mozilla Firefox).

This security update for Mozilla Firefox fixes following problems:

- CVE-2005-0231: 'Fire tabbing' The javascript security manager usually prevents that a javascript:
URL from one host is opened in a window displaying content from another host. But when the link is dropped to a tab, the security manager does not kick in.

This can lead to several security problems scaling from stealing session cookies to the ability to run arbitrary code on the client system (depending on the displayed site or security settings).

- CVE-2005-0232: 'Fire flashing'

Using plugins like Flash and the -moz-opacity filter it is possible to display the about:config site in a hidden frame or a new window.

By making the user double-click at a specific screen position (e.g. using a DHTML game) you can silently toggle the status of boolean config parameters.

- CVE-2005-0233: 'homograph attacks' / 'IDN cloaking'

Attackers may spoof host names by using translated host name representation which look exactly the same as the original host, allowing phishing attacks or similar.

We now show both IDN punycode and visible form of the host name.

- CVE-2005-0255:

Attackers could cause overflows or crashes in low memory situations.

- Added additional Firefox bugfixes from the 1.0.1 release.

Only the listed distributions are affected, others do not ship Mozilla Firefox.

Also note that Firefox was called Firebird in SUSE Linux 9.0.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20082

File Name: suse_SA_2005_016.nasl

Version: 1.11

Agent: unix

Published: 10/24/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0231, CVE-2005-0232, CVE-2005-0233, CVE-2005-0255