Debian DSA-1614-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 33566


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-2008-2785 It was discovered that missing boundary checks on a reference counter for CSS objects can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-2933 Billy Rios discovered that passing an URL containing a pipe symbol to Iceweasel can lead to Chrome privilege escalation.


Upgrade the iceweasel package.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version Updated packages for ia64, arm and mips are not yet available and will be released as soon as they have been built.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33566

File Name: debian_DSA-1614.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2933

DSA: 1614

CWE: 20, 189