Debian DSA-1308-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 25530

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade the iceweasel packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.0.4-0etch1. A build for the Alpha architecture is not yet available, it will be provided later.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-1362

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-2867

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-2868

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-2869

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-2870

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-2871

https://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1308

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25530

File Name: debian_DSA-1308.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/18

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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: 2007/06/14

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1308

CWE: 20, 94, 119