Debian DSA-1885-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44750

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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-2009-3070 Jesse Ruderman discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3071 Daniel Holbert, Jesse Ruderman, Olli Pettay and 'toshi' discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3072 Josh Soref, Jesse Ruderman and Martin Wargers discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3074 Jesse Ruderman discovered a crash in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3075 Carsten Book and 'Taral' discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3076 Jesse Ruderman discovered that the user interface for installing/ removing PCKS #11 securiy modules wasn't informative enough, which might allow social engineering attacks.

- CVE-2009-3077 It was discovered that incorrect pointer handling in the XUL parser could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3078 Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian discovered that incorrent rendering of some Unicode font characters could lead to spoofing attacks on the location bar.

Solution

Upgrade the xulrunner package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0.14-0lenny1.

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-2009-3070

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3071

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3072

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3074

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3075

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3076

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3077

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3078

https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1885

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44750

File Name: debian_DSA-1885.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2009

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1885

CWE: 20, 94