Firefox < 17.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 62994
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Synopsis

The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 17.0 and thus, is potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Several memory safety bugs exist in the browser engine used in Mozilla-based products that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-5842, CVE-2012-5843)

- An error exists in the method 'image::RasterImage::DrawFrameTo' related to GIF images that could allow a heap-based buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4202)

- An error exists related to SVG text and CSS properties that could lead to application crashes. (CVE-2012-5836)

- A bookmarked, malicious 'javascript:' URL could allow execution of local executables. (CVE-2012-4203)

- The JavaScript function 'str_unescape' could allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4204)

- 'XMLHttpRequest' objects inherit incorrect principals when created in sandboxes that could allow cross-site request forgery attacks (CSRF). (CVE-2012-4205)

- 'XrayWrappers' can expose DOM properties that are not meant to be accessible outside of the chrome compartment. (CVE-2012-4208)

- Errors exist related to 'evalInSandbox', 'HZ-GB-2312' charset, frames and the 'location' object, the 'Style Inspector', 'Developer Toolbar' and 'cross-origin wrappers' that can allow cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4209, CVE-2012-4210, CVE-2012-5837, CVE-2012-5841)

- Various use-after-free, out-of-bounds read and buffer overflow errors exist that could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4212, CVE-2012-4213, CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-4217, CVE-2012-4218, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5838, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 17.0 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-91/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-92/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-93/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-94/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-95/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-96/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-97/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-99/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-100/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-101/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-102/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-103/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-104/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-105/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-106/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62994

File Name: macosx_firefox_17_0.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/21/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: macosx_firefox_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5843

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/20/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4202, CVE-2012-4203, CVE-2012-4204, CVE-2012-4205, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4208, CVE-2012-4209, CVE-2012-4210, CVE-2012-4212, CVE-2012-4213, CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-4217, CVE-2012-4218, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5836, CVE-2012-5837, CVE-2012-5838, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840, CVE-2012-5841, CVE-2012-5842, CVE-2012-5843

BID: 56611, 56612, 56613, 56614, 56616, 56618, 56621, 56623, 56627, 56628, 56629, 56630, 56631, 56632, 56633, 56634, 56635, 56636, 56637, 56638, 56639, 56640, 56641, 56642, 56643, 56644, 56645, 56646

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990