Debian DSA-1671-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 34950


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


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel webbrowser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

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

- 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-2008-5021 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.


Upgrade the iceweasel package.

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

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-1 of iceweasel and version of xulrunner. Packages for arm and mips will be provided soon.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34950

File Name: debian_DSA-1671.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/25/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0017, 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

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

DSA: 1671