Debian DSA-1756-1 : xulrunner - multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 36066
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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, such as the Iceweasel web browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-1169 Security researcher Guido Landi discovered that a XSL stylesheet could be used to crash the browser during a XSL transformation. An attacker could potentially use this crash to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer.

- CVE-2009-1044 Security researcher Nils reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that the XUL tree method
_moveToEdgeShift was in some cases triggering garbage collection routines on objects which were still in use.
In such cases, the browser would crash when attempting to access a previously destroyed object and this crash could be used by an attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer.

Note that after installing these updates, you will need to restart any packages using xulrunner, typically iceweasel or epiphany.

As indicated in the Etch release notes, security support for the Mozilla products in the oldstable distribution needed to be stopped before the end of the regular Etch security maintenance life cycle.
You are strongly encouraged to upgrade to stable or switch to a still supported browser.

Solution

Upgrade the xulrunner package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0.7-0lenny2.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1169

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1044

https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1756

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36066

File Name: debian_DSA-1756.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/1/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xulrunner, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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: 3/29/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1044, CVE-2009-1169

BID: 34181, 34235

DSA: 1756

CWE: 399