Firefox 3.0.x < 3.0.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 34767


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


The installed version of Firefox 3.0 is earlier than 3.0.4. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Locally saved '.url' shortcut files can be used to read information stored in the local cache. (MFSA 2008-47)

- 'file:' URIs are given chrome privileges when opened in the same tab as a chrome page or privileged 'about:' page, which could allow an attacker to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges. (MFSA 2008-51)

- There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that could lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption. (MFSA 2008-52)

- The browser's session restore feature can be used to violate the same-origin policy and run JavaScript in the context of another site. (MFSA 2008-53)

- There is a buffer overflow that can be triggered by sending a specially crafted 200 header line in the HTTP index response. (MFSA 2008-54)

- Crashes and remote code execution in nsFrameManager are possible by modifying certain properties of a file input element before it has finished initializing.
(MFSA 2008-55)

- The same-origin check in 'nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners()' can be bypassed. (MFSA 2008-56)

- The '-moz-binding' CSS property can be used to bypass security checks which validate codebase principals.
(MFSA 2008-57)

- There is an error in the method used to parse the default namespace in an E4X document caused by quote characters in the namespace not being properly escaped.
(MFSA 2008-58)


Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34767

File Name: mozilla_firefox_304.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/11/13

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: 2008/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0017, CVE-2008-4582, CVE-2008-5015, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5019, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5023, CVE-2008-5024

BID: 31747, 32281

OSVDB: 49073, 49925, 49995, 50142, 50176, 50177, 50178, 50179, 50181, 50182, 50210

Secunia: 32713

CWE: 20, 79, 94, 119, 189, 264, 287, 399