Debian DSA-1707-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35384


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-2008-5500 Jesse Ruderman discovered that the layout engine is vulnerable to DoS attacks that might trigger memory corruption and an integer overflow. (MFSA 2008-60)

- CVE-2008-5503 Boris Zbarsky discovered that an information disclosure attack could be performed via XBL bindings. (MFSA 2008-61)

- CVE-2008-5504 It was discovered that attackers could run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via vectors related to the feed preview. (MFSA 2008-62)

- CVE-2008-5506 Marius Schilder discovered that it is possible to obtain sensible data via a XMLHttpRequest. (MFSA 2008-64)

- CVE-2008-5507 Chris Evans discovered that it is possible to obtain sensible data via a JavaScript URL. (MFSA 2008-65)

- CVE-2008-5508 Chip Salzenberg discovered possible phishing attacks via URLs with leading whitespaces or control characters.
(MFSA 2008-66)

- CVE-2008-5510 Kojima Hajime and Jun Muto discovered that escaped null characters were ignored by the CSS parser and could lead to the bypass of protection mechanisms (MFSA 2008-67)

- CVE-2008-5511 It was discovered that it is possible to perform cross-site scripting attacks via an XBL binding to an 'unloaded document.' (MFSA 2008-68)

- CVE-2008-5512 It was discovered that it is possible to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via unknown vectors.
(MFSA 2008-68)

- CVE-2008-5513 moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that the session-restore feature does not properly sanitise input leading to arbitrary injections. This issue could be used to perform an XSS attack or run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges. (MFSA 2008-69)


Upgrade the iceweasel package.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35384

File Name: debian_DSA-1707.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/16/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5504, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5510, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513

BID: 32882

DSA: 1707

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 399