Firefox 3.6 < 3.6.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 49146


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


The installed version of Firefox 3.6 is earlier than 3.6.9. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- The pseudo-random number generator is only seeded once per browsing session and 'Math.random()' may be used to recover the seed value allowing the browser instance to be tracked across different websites. This was originally covered by MFSA 2010-33, but was reportedly fixed incorrectly until version 3.6.9. (CVE-2010-3171)

- Multiple memory safety bugs could lead to memory corruption, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2010-49)

- An integer overflow vulnerability in HTML frameset element implementation could lead to arbitrary code execution.
(MFSA 2010-50)

- A dangling pointer vulnerability in 'navigator.plugins' could lead to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2010-51)

- It is possible to perform DLL hijacking attacks via dwmapi.dll. (MFSA 2010-52)

- A heap overflow vulnerability in function 'nsTextFrameUtils::TransformText' could result in arbitrary code execution on the remote system.
(MFSA 2010-53)

- A dangling pointer vulnerability reported in MFSA 2010-40 was incorrectly fixed. (MFSA 2010-54)

- By manipulating XUL <tree> objects it may be possible to crash the browser or run arbitrary code on the remote system. (MFSA 2010-55)

- A dangling pointer vulnerability affects XUL <tree>'s content view implementation, which could allow arbitrary code execution on the remote system. (MFSA 2010-56)

- Code used to normalize a document could lead to a crash or arbitrary code execution on the remote system.
(MFSA 2010-57)

- A specially crafted font could trigger memory corruption on Mac systems, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution on the remote system. (MFSA 2010-58)

- It may be possible to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via wrapper class XPCSafeJSObjectWrapper (SJOW). (MFSA 2010-59)

- The 'type' attribute of an <object> tag could override charset of a framed HTML document, which could allow an attacker to inject and execute UTF-7 encoded JavaScript code into a website. (MFSA 2010-61)

- Copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop of an HTML selection containing JavaScript into a designMode document could trigger a cross-site scripting vulnerability. (MFSA 2010-62)

- It is possible to read sensitive information via 'statusText' property of an XMLHttpRequest object.
(MFSA 2010-63)


Upgrade to Firefox 3.6.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49146

File Name: mozilla_firefox_369.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/09/08

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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: 2010/09/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/09/07

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5913, CVE-2010-2760, CVE-2010-2762, CVE-2010-2764, CVE-2010-2765, CVE-2010-2766, CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-2768, CVE-2010-2769, CVE-2010-2770, CVE-2010-3131, CVE-2010-3166, CVE-2010-3167, CVE-2010-3168, CVE-2010-3169, CVE-2010-3171

BID: 42654, 43091, 43092, 43093, 43095, 43096, 43097, 43100, 43101, 43102, 43104, 43106, 43108, 43118, 43222

OSVDB: 53341, 66601, 67502, 67900, 67902, 67903, 67904, 67905, 67906, 67907, 67908, 67910, 67911, 67912, 67913

Secunia: 41297