Debian DSA-1308-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 25530


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


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel web browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-1362 Nicolas Derouet discovered that Iceweasel 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.

Fixes for the oldstable distribution (sarge) are not available. While there will be another round of security updates for Mozilla products, Debian doesn't have the resources to backport further security fixes to the old Mozilla products. You're strongly encouraged to upgrade to stable as soon as possible.


Upgrade the iceweasel packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version A build for the Alpha architecture is not yet available, it will be provided later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25530

File Name: debian_DSA-1308.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/18/2007

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:iceweasel, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2007

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: 1308