Debian DSA-1956-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 44821

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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-2009-3986 :
David James discovered that the window.opener property allows Chrome privilege escalation.

- CVE-2009-3985 :
Jordi Chanel discovered a spoofing vulnerability of the URL location bar using the document.location property.

- CVE-2009-3984 :
Jonathan Morgan discovered that the icon indicating a secure connection could be spoofed through the document.location property.

- CVE-2009-3983 :
Takehiro Takahashi discovered that the NTLM implementation is vulnerable to reflection attacks.

- CVE-2009-3981 :
Jesse Ruderman discovered a crash in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3979 :
Jesse Ruderman, Josh Soref, Martijn Wargers, Jose Angel and Olli Pettay discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the xulrunner packages.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44821

File Name: debian_DSA-1956.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/24

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC: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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3979, CVE-2009-3981, CVE-2009-3983, CVE-2009-3984, CVE-2009-3985, CVE-2009-3986

BID: 37361, 37363, 37365, 37366, 37367, 37370

DSA: 1956

CWE: 94