FreeBSD : Mutiple browser frame injection vulnerability (641859e8-eca1-11d8-b913-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56476


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A class of bugs affecting many web browsers in the same way was discovered. A Secunia advisory reports :

The problem is that the browsers don't check if a target frame belongs to a website containing a malicious link, which therefore doesn't prevent one browser window from loading content in a named frame in another window.

Successful exploitation allows a malicious website to load arbitrary content in an arbitrary frame in another browser window owned by e.g.
a trusted site.

A KDE Security Advisory reports :

A malicious website could abuse Konqueror to insert its own frames into the page of an otherwise trusted website. As a result the user may unknowingly send confidential information intended for the trusted website to the malicious website.

Secunia has provided a demonstration of the vulnerability at t/.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56476

File Name: freebsd_pkg_641859e8eca111d8b913000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdelibs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-mozilla, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-opera, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-gtk1, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:netscape7, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:opera, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0717, CVE-2004-0718, CVE-2004-0721

Secunia: 11978