Firefox < 3.0.12 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 40351


The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 3.0.12. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-34)

- It may be possible to crash the browser or potentially execute arbitrary code by using a flash object that presents a slow script dialog. (MFSA 2009-35)

- Glyph rendering libraries are affected by multiple heap/ integer overflows. (MFSA 2009-36)

- A vulnerability involving SVG element could be exploited to crash the browser or execute arbitrary code on the remote system. (MFSA 2009-37)

- A SOCKS5 proxy that replies with a hostname containing more than 15 characters can corrupt the subsequent data stream. This can lead to a denial of service, though there is reportedly no memory corruption.
(MFSA 2009-38)

- A vulnerability in 'setTimeout' could allow unsafe access to the 'this' object from chrome code. An attacker could exploit this flaw to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges. (MFSA 2009-39)

- It may be possible for JavaScript from one website to bypass cross origin wrapper, and unsafely access properties of an object from another website.
(MFSA 2009-40)


Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.12 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40351

File Name: mozilla_firefox_3012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/07/22

Modified: 2017/06/09

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1194, CVE-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2464, CVE-2009-2465, CVE-2009-2466, CVE-2009-2467, CVE-2009-2468, CVE-2009-2469, CVE-2009-2470, CVE-2009-2471, CVE-2009-2472

BID: 35765, 35766, 35767, 35769, 35770, 35772, 35773, 35774, 35775, 35776, 35925

OSVDB: 54279, 56218, 56219, 56220, 56221, 56222, 56223, 56224, 56225, 56226, 56227, 56228, 56229, 56230, 56231, 56232, 56385, 56716

Secunia: 35914, 36001

CWE: 20, 79, 189, 399