Mozilla Firefox < 2.0.0.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4751

Synopsis

The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 2.0.0.18. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Locally saved '.url' shortcut files can be used to read information stored in the local cache. (MFSA 2008-47)
- The canvas element can be used in conjunction with an HTTP redirect to bypass same-origin restrictions and gain access to the content in arbitrary images from other domains. (MFSA 2008-48)
- Arbitrary code execution is possible via Flash Player dynamic module unloading. (MFSA 2008-49)
- By tampering with the window.__proto__.__proto__ object, one can cause the browser to place a lock on a non-native object, leading to a crash and possible code execution. (MFSA 2008-50)
- There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that may lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption. (MFSA 2008-52)
- The browser's session restore feature can be used to violate the same-origin policy and run JavaScript in the context of another site. (MFSA 2008-53)
- There is a buffer overflow that can be triggered by sending a specially crafted 200 header line in the HTTP index response. (MFSA 2008-54)
- Crashes and remote code execution in nsFrameManager are possible by modifying certain properties of a file input element before it has finished initializing. (MFSA 2008-55)
- The same-origin check in 'nsXMLHttpRequest: : NotifyEventListeners()' can be bypassed. (MFSA 2008-56)
- The '-moz-binding' CSS property can be used to bypass security checks that validate codebase principals. (MFSA 2008-57)
- There is an error in the method used to parse the default namespace in an E4X document caused by quote characters in the namespace not being properly escaped. (MFSA 2008-58)

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.0.0.18 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-47.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-48.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-49.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-50.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-52.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-53.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-54.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-55.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-56.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-57.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-58.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4751

File Name: 4751.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2008/11/13

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 34766

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5015, CVE-2008-5052, CVE-2008-0017, CVE-2008-4582, CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5013, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5019, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5023, CVE-2008-5024

BID: 31747, 32281, 32351