Firefox 3.0.x < 3.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 34267


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Firefox 3.0 is earlier than 3.0.2. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- An attacker can cause the content window to move while the mouse is being clicked, causing an item to be dragged rather than clicked-on (MFSA 2008-40).

- Privilege escalation is possible via 'XPCnativeWrapper' pollution (MFSA 2008-41).

- There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that could lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption (MFSA 2008-42).

- Certain BOM characters and low surrogate characters, if HTML-escaped, are stripped from JavaScript code before it is executed, which could allow for cross- site scripting attacks (MFSA 2008-43).

- The 'resource:' protocol allows directory traversal on Linux when using URL-encoded slashes, and it can by used to bypass restrictions on local HTML files (MFSA 2008-44).

- By tampering with the window.__proto__.__proto__ object, one can cause the browser to place a lock on a non- native object, leading to a crash and possible code execution. (MFSA 2008-50)


Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34267

File Name: mozilla_firefox_302.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/09/24

Modified: 2017/06/09

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3837, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064, CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-5014

BID: 31346

OSVDB: 48746, 48747, 48748, 48749, 48750, 48751, 48759, 48760, 48761, 48762, 48763, 48764, 48765, 48766, 48767, 48768, 48769, 48770, 48771, 50141

Secunia: 32011

CWE: 20, 22, 79, 189, 264, 399