Debian DSA-1306-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 25505


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


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xulrunner, a runtime environment for XUL applications. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-1362 Nicolas Derouet discovered that Xulrunner performs insufficient validation of cookies, which could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2007-2867 Boris Zbarsky, Eli Friedman, Georgi Guninski, Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers and Olli Pettay discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-2868 Brendan Eich, Igor Bukanov, Jesse Ruderman, 'moz_bug_r_a4' and Wladimir Palant discovered crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-2869 'Marcel' discovered that malicious websites can cause massive resource consumption through the auto completion feature, resulting in denial of service.

- CVE-2007-2870 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that adding an event listener through theaddEventListener() function allows cross-site scripting.

- CVE-2007-2871 Chris Thomas discovered that XUL popups can be abused for spoofing or phishing attacks.

The oldstable distribution (sarge) doesn't include xulrunner.


Upgrade the xulrunner packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25505

File Name: debian_DSA-1306.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/14/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xulrunner, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868, CVE-2007-2869, CVE-2007-2870, CVE-2007-2871

CWE: 119, 20, 94

DSA: 1306