Debian DSA-2858-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 72438

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, use-after-frees, too-verbose error messages and missing permission checks may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, the bypass of security checks or information disclosure. This update also addresses security issues in the bundled version of the NSS crypto library.

This update updates Iceweasel to the ESR24 series of Firefox.

Solution

Upgrade the iceweasel packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 24.3.0esr-1~deb7u1.

See Also

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2858

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 72438

File Name: debian_DSA-2858.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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: 2/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1477, CVE-2014-1479, CVE-2014-1481, CVE-2014-1482, CVE-2014-1486, CVE-2014-1487, CVE-2014-1490, CVE-2014-1491

BID: 65317, 65320, 65326, 65328, 65330, 65332, 65334, 65335

DSA: 2858