Firefox < 3.0.14 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 40930
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

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

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 3.0.14. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially allow arbitrary code execution.
(MFSA 2009-47)

- An insufficient warning message is displayed when adding or removing a PKCS11 module. In some cases, this can be done remotely. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into installing a malicious PKCS11 module, which could facilitate man-in-them-middle attacks.
(MFSA 2009-48)

- The columns of a XUL tree element can manipulated in a way that leads to a dangling pointer. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-49)

- A URL containing certain Unicode characters with tall line-height is displayed incorrectly in the location bar.
A remote attacker could use this to prevent a user from seeing the full URL of a malicious site. (MFSA 2009-50)

- A remote attacker can leverage 'BrowserFeedWriter' to execute JavaScript code with Chrome privileges.
(MFSA 2009-51)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.14 or later

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-49/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-47/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-48/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-50/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-51/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40930

File Name: mozilla_firefox_3014.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/10/2009

Updated: 7/16/2018

Dependencies: mozilla_org_installed.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3076, CVE-2009-3077, CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3078, CVE-2009-3079

BID: 36343

CWE: 20, 94

Secunia: 36671

EDB-ID: 9651