Debian DSA-1797-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38724

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-2009-0652 Moxie Marlinspike discovered that Unicode box drawing characters inside of internationalised domain names could be used for phishing attacks.

- CVE-2009-1302 Olli Pettay, Martijn Wargers, Mats Palmgren, Oleg Romashin, Jesse Ruderman and Gary Kwong reported crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-1303 Olli Pettay, Martijn Wargers, Mats Palmgren, Oleg Romashin, Jesse Ruderman and Gary Kwong reported crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-1304 Igor Bukanov and Bob Clary discovered crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-1305 Igor Bukanov and Bob Clary discovered crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-1306 Daniel Veditz discovered that the Content-Disposition:
header is ignored within the jar: URI scheme.

- CVE-2009-1307 Gregory Fleischer discovered that the same-origin policy for Flash files is inproperly enforced for files loaded through the view-source scheme, which may result in bypass of cross-domain policy restrictions.

- CVE-2009-1308 Cefn Hoile discovered that sites, which allow the embedding of third-party stylesheets are vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks through XBL bindings.

- CVE-2009-1309 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered bypasses of the same-origin policy in the XMLHttpRequest JavaScript API and the XPCNativeWrapper.

- CVE-2009-1311 Paolo Amadini discovered that incorrect handling of POST data when saving a website with an embedded frame may lead to information disclosure.

- CVE-2009-1312 It was discovered that Iceweasel allows Refresh: headers to redirect to JavaScript URIs, resulting in cross-site scripting.

Solution

Upgrade the xulrunner packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0.9-0lenny2.

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.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0652

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1302

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1303

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1304

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1305

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1306

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1307

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1308

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1309

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1311

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1312

https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1797

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38724

File Name: debian_DSA-1797.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/11

Updated: 2019/10/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

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: 2009/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0652, CVE-2009-1302, CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1304, CVE-2009-1305, CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307, CVE-2009-1308, CVE-2009-1309, CVE-2009-1311

DSA: 1797

CWE: 16, 20, 79, 200, 399