Debian DSA-1484-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

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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-2008-0412 Jesse Ruderman, Kai Engert, Martijn Wargers, Mats Palmgren and Paul Nickerson discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-0413 Carsten Book, Wesley Garland, Igor Bukanov, 'moz_bug_r_a4', 'shutdown', Philip Taylor and 'tgirmann' discovered crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-0414 'hong' and Gregory Fleischer discovered that file input focus vulnerabilities in the file upload control could allow information disclosure of local files.

- CVE-2008-0415 'moz_bug_r_a4' and Boris Zbarsky discovered several vulnerabilities in JavaScript handling, which could allow privilege escalation.

- CVE-2008-0417 Justin Dolske discovered that the password storage mechanism could be abused by malicious websites to corrupt existing saved passwords.

- CVE-2008-0418 Gerry Eisenhaur and 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that a directory traversal vulnerability in chrome: URI handling could lead to information disclosure.

- CVE-2008-0419 David Bloom discovered a race condition in the image handling of designMode elements, which could lead to information disclosure or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-0591 Michal Zalewski discovered that timers protecting security-sensitive dialogs (which disable dialog elements until a timeout is reached) could be bypassed by window focus changes through JavaScript.

- CVE-2008-0592 It was discovered that malformed content declarations of saved attachments could prevent a user from opening local files with a '.txt' file name, resulting in minor denial of service.

- CVE-2008-0593 Martin Straka discovered that insecure stylesheet handling during redirects could lead to information disclosure.

- CVE-2008-0594 Emil Ljungdahl and Lars-Olof Moilanen discovered that phishing protections could be bypassed with <div> elements.


Upgrade the xulrunner packages.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain xulrunner.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30224

File Name: debian_DSA-1484.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/11/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0414, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0416, CVE-2008-0417, CVE-2008-0418, CVE-2008-0419, CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0592, CVE-2008-0593, CVE-2008-0594

BID: 27406, 27683

DSA: 1484

CWE: 20, 22, 79, 94, 200, 399