Debian DSA-1922-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44787



The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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-2009-3380 Vladimir Vukicevic, Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers, Daniel Banchero, David Keeler and Boris Zbarsky reported crashes in layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3382 Carsten Book reported a crash in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3376 Jesse Ruderman and Sid Stamm discovered spoofing vulnerability in the file download dialog.

- CVE-2009-3375 Gregory Fleischer discovered a bypass of the same-origin policy using the document.getSelection() function.

- CVE-2009-3374 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a privilege escalation to Chrome status in the XPCOM utility XPCVariant::VariantDataToJS.

- CVE-2009-3373 'regenrecht' discovered a buffer overflow in the GIF parser, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3372 Marco C. discovered that a programming error in the proxy auto configuration code might lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3274 Jeremy Brown discovered that the filename of a downloaded file which is opened by the user is predictable, which might lead to tricking the user into a malicious file if the attacker has local access to the system.

- CVE-2009-3370 Paul Stone discovered that history information from web forms could be stolen.


Upgrade the xulrunner packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44787

File Name: debian_DSA-1922.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/28/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3274, CVE-2009-3370, CVE-2009-3372, CVE-2009-3373, CVE-2009-3374, CVE-2009-3375, CVE-2009-3376, CVE-2009-3380, CVE-2009-3382

BID: 36852, 36853, 36855

CWE: 16, 119, 264

DSA: 1922