Debian DSA-1669-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34938

Synopsis

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

Description

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-2008-0016 Justin Schuh, Tom Cross and Peter Williams discovered a buffer overflow in the parser for UTF-8 URLs, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-3835 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that the same-origin check in nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() could by bypassed.

- CVE-2008-3836 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that several vulnerabilities in feedWriter could lead to Chrome privilege escalation.

- CVE-2008-3837 Paul Nickerson discovered that an attacker could move windows during a mouse click, resulting in unwanted action triggered by drag-and-drop.

- CVE-2008-4058 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a vulnerability which can result in Chrome privilege escalation through XPCNativeWrappers.

- CVE-2008-4059 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a vulnerability which can result in Chrome privilege escalation through XPCNativeWrappers.

- CVE-2008-4060 Olli Pettay and 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a Chrome privilege escalation vulnerability in XSLT handling.

- CVE-2008-4061 Jesse Ruderman discovered a crash in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-4062 Igor Bukanov, Philip Taylor, Georgi Guninski and Antoine Labour discovered crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-4065 Dave Reed discovered that some Unicode byte order marks are stripped from JavaScript code before execution, which can result in code being executed, which were otherwise part of a quoted string.

- CVE-2008-4066 Gareth Heyes discovered that some Unicode surrogate characters are ignored by the HTML parser.

- CVE-2008-4067 Boris Zbarsky discovered that resource: URls allow directory traversal when using URL-encoded slashes.

- CVE-2008-4068 Georgi Guninski discovered that resource: URLs could bypass local access restrictions.

- CVE-2008-4069 Billy Hoffman discovered that the XBM decoder could reveal uninitialised memory.

- CVE-2008-4582 Liu Die Yu discovered an information leak through local shortcut files.

- CVE-2008-5012 Georgi Guninski, Michal Zalewski and Chris Evan discovered that the canvas element could be used to bypass same-origin restrictions.

- CVE-2008-5013 It was discovered that insufficient checks in the Flash plugin glue code could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- CVE-2008-5014 Jesse Ruderman discovered that a programming error in the window.__proto__.__proto__ object could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- CVE-2008-5017 It was discovered that crashes in the layout engine could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- CVE-2008-5018 It was discovered that crashes in the JavaScript engine could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- CVE-2008-0017 Justin Schuh discovered that a buffer overflow in http-index-format parser could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- CVE-2008-5021 It was discovered that a crash in the nsFrameManager might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-5022 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that the same-origin check in nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners() could be bypassed.

- CVE-2008-5023 Collin Jackson discovered that the -moz-binding property bypasses security checks on codebase principals.

- CVE-2008-5024 Chris Evans discovered that quote characters were improperly escaped in the default namespace of E4X documents.

Solution

Upgrade the xulrunner packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.0.15~pre080614h-0etch1. Packages for mips will be provided later.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0.4-1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-0016

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-3835

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-3836

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-3837

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4058

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4059

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4060

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4061

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4062

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4065

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4066

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4067

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4068

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4069

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4582

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5012

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5013

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5014

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5017

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5018

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-0017

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5021

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5022

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5023

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5024

https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1669

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34938

File Name: debian_DSA-1669.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/11/24

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: 2008/11/23

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-0017, CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-3836, CVE-2008-3837, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-4069, CVE-2008-4582, CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5013, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5023, CVE-2008-5024

BID: 31346, 31397, 32281

DSA: 1669

CWE: 20, 22, 79, 94, 119, 189, 200, 264, 287, 399