Debian DSA-2699-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 66766
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple security issues have been found in Iceweasel, Debian's version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors, missing input sanitising vulnerabilities, use-after-free vulnerabilities, buffer overflows and other programming errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, privilege escalation, information leaks or cross-site-scripting.

We're changing the approach for security updates for Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape in stable-security: Instead of backporting security fixes, we now provide releases based on the Extended Support Release branch. As such, this update introduces packages based on Firefox 17 and at some point in the future we will switch to the next ESR branch once ESR 17 has reached it's end of life.

Some Xul extensions currently packaged in the Debian archive are not compatible with the new browser engine. Up-to-date and compatible versions can be retrieved from http://addons.mozilla.org as a short term solution. A solution to keep packaged extensions compatible with the Mozilla releases is still being sorted out.

We don't have the resources to backport security fixes to the Iceweasel release in oldstable-security any longer. If you're up to the task and want to help, please get in touch with [email protected] Otherwise, we'll announce the end of security support for Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape in Squeeze in the next update round.

Solution

Upgrade the iceweasel packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 17.0.6esr-1~deb7u1.

See Also

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2699

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 66766

File Name: debian_DSA-2699.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceweasel, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/2/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/19/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0773, CVE-2013-0775, CVE-2013-0776, CVE-2013-0780, CVE-2013-0782, CVE-2013-0783, CVE-2013-0787, CVE-2013-0788, CVE-2013-0793, CVE-2013-0795, CVE-2013-0796, CVE-2013-0800, CVE-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1670, CVE-2013-1674, CVE-2013-1675, CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681

BID: 58037, 58041, 58042, 58043, 58044, 58047, 58391, 58819, 58825, 58831, 58836, 58837, 59855, 59858, 59859, 59860, 59861, 59862, 59863, 59864, 59865, 59868

DSA: 2699