Debian DSA-1956-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 44821



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: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2009

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