Debian DSA-1999-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44863



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-2009-1571 Alin Rad Pop discovered that incorrect memory handling in the HTML parser could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2009-3988 Hidetake Jo discovered that the same-origin policy can be bypassed through window.dialogArguments.

- CVE-2010-0159 Henri Sivonen, Boris Zbarsky, Zack Weinberg, Bob Clary, Martijn Wargers and Paul Nickerson reported crashes in layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2010-0160 Orlando Barrera II discovered that incorrect memory handling in the implementation of the web worker API could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2010-0162 Georgi Guninski discovered that the same origin policy can be bypassed through specially crafted SVG documents.


Upgrade the xulrunner packages.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44863

File Name: debian_DSA-1999.nasl

Version: 1.20

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: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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: 2/18/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1571, CVE-2009-3988, CVE-2010-0159, CVE-2010-0160, CVE-2010-0162

BID: 38285, 38286, 38287, 38288, 38289

DSA: 1999

CWE: 79, 94, 264, 399