Debian DSA-3201-1 : iceweasel - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 81999

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. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2015-0817 ilxu1a reported a flaw in Mozilla's implementation of typed array bounds checking in JavaScript just-in-time compilation (JIT) and its management of bounds checking for heap access. This flaw can be leveraged into the reading and writing of memory allowing for arbitary code execution on the local system.

- CVE-2015-0818 Mariusz Mlynski discovered a method to run arbitrary scripts in a privileged context. This bypassed the same-origin policy protections by using a flaw in the processing of SVG format content navigation.

Solution

Upgrade the iceweasel packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 31.5.3esr-1~deb7u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-0817

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-0818

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3201

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81999

File Name: debian_DSA-3201.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/24

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0817, CVE-2015-0818

BID: 73263, 73265

DSA: 3201