Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4950
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Synopsis

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

Description

Versions of Firefox prior to 3.0.7 are affected by the following security issues :

- By exploiting stability bugs in the browser engine, it might be possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote system under certain conditions. (MFSA 2009-07)
- A vulnerability in Mozilla's garbage collection process could be exploited to run arbitrary code on the remote system. (MFSA 2009-08)
- It may be possible for a website to read arbitrary XML data from another domain by using 'nsIRDFService' and a cross-domain redirect. (MFSA 2009-09)
- Vulnerabilities in the PNG libraries used by Mozilla could be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the remote system. (MFSA 2009-10)
- Certain invisible characters are decoded before being displayed on the location bar. An attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to spoof the location bar and display a link to a malicious URL. (MFSA 2009-11).

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.7 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-07.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-09.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-10.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-08.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-11.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33990

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4950

Family: Web Clients

Published: 3/5/2009

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 35778

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-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774, CVE-2009-0775, CVE-2009-0776, CVE-2009-0771, CVE-2009-0773, CVE-2009-0777

BID: 33990