Firefox < 3.5.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 45393


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


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)


Upgrade to Firefox 3.5.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45393

File Name: mozilla_firefox_359.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/03/31

Modified: 2017/06/09

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Firefox/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known 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

OSVDB: 59970, 63460, 63461, 63462, 63463, 63464, 63465, 63466, 63620

Secunia: 39136

CWE: 310