Mozilla Firefox 3.x < 3.0.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4922
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Synopsis

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

Description

Versions of Firefox 3.x prior to 3.0.6 are affected by the following security issues :

- There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that may lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption. (MFSA 2009-01)
- A chrome XBL method can be used in conjunction with 'window.eval' to execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another website, violating the same origin policy. (MFSA 2009-02)
- A form input control's type could be changed during the restoration of a closed tab to the path of a local file whose location was known to the attacker. (MFSA 2009-03)
- An attacker may be able to inject arbitrary code into a chrome document and then execute it with chrome privileges if he can trick a user into downloading a malicious HTML file and a .desktop shortcut file. (MFSA 2009-04)
- Cookies marked HTTPOnly are readable by JavaScript via the 'XMLHttpRequest.getResponseHeader' and 'XMLHttpRequest.getAllResponseHeaders' APIs. (MFSA 2009-05)
- The 'Cache-Control: no-store' and 'Cache-Control: no-cache' HTTP directives for HTTPS pages are ignored by Firefox 3, which could lead to exposure of sensitive information. (MFSA 2009-06).

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.6 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-01.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-05.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-02.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-03.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-04.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-06.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33598

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4922

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2/4/2009

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 35581

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0357, CVE-2009-0354, CVE-2009-0356, CVE-2009-0358

BID: 33598