Firefox < 3.5.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 45393

Synopsis

The remote Windows host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 3.5.9. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Multiple crashes can result in arbitrary code execution.
(MFSA 2010-16)

- A select event handler for XUL tree items can be called after the item is deleted. (MFSA 2010-17)

- An error exists in the way '<option>' elements are inserted into an XUL tree '<optgroup>' (MFSA 2010-18)

- An error exists in the implementation of the 'windows.navigator.plugins' object. (MFSA 2010-19)

- A browser applet can be used to turn a simple mouse click into a drag-and-drop action, potentially resulting in the unintended loading of resources in a user's browser. (MFSA 2010-20)

- Session renegotiations are not handled properly, which can be exploited to insert arbitrary plaintext by a man-in-the-middle. (MFSA 2010-22)

- When an image points to a resource that redirects to a 'mailto:' URL, the external mail handler application is launched. (MFSA 2010-23)
- XML documents fail to call certain security checks when loading new content. (MFSA 2010-24)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.5.9 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-16/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-17/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-18/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-19/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-20/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-22/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-23/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-24/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45393

File Name: mozilla_firefox_359.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/03/31

Updated: 2018/07/16

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2010-0173, CVE-2010-0174, CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177, CVE-2010-0178, CVE-2010-0181, CVE-2010-0182

BID: 36935, 39122, 39123, 39125, 39128, 39133, 39137, 39479

Secunia: 39136

CWE: 310