Debian DSA-2583-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63193
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Iceweasel, the Debian web browser based on Mozilla Firefox :

- CVE-2012-5829 Heap-based buffer overflow in the nsWindow::OnExposeEvent function could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

- CVE-2012-5842 Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

- CVE-2012-4207 The HZ-GB-2312 character-set implementation does not properly handle a ~ (tilde) character in proximity to a chunk delimiter, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted document.

- CVE-2012-4201 The evalInSandbox implementation uses an incorrect context during the handling of JavaScript code that sets the location.href property, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or read arbitrary files by leveraging a sandboxed add-on.

- CVE-2012-4216 Use-after-free vulnerability in the gfxFont::GetFontEntry function allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.

Solution

Upgrade the iceweasel packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.5.16-20.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-5829

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-5842

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-4207

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-4201

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-4216

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/iceweasel

https://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2583

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63193

File Name: debian_DSA-2583.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5842

DSA: 2583