Mozilla Firefox < 3.0.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4980
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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 3.0.8 are affected by the following security issues :

- An XSL transformation vulnerability can be leveraged with a specially crafted stylesheet to crash the browser or to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-12)
- An error in the XUL tree method '_moveToEdgeShift()' can be leveraged to trigger garbage collection routines on objects that are still in use, leading to a browser crash and possibly execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-13)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 3.0.8 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-12.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-13.html

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0.8/releasenotes

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4980

Family: Web Clients

Published: 3/30/2009

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 36045

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-2009-1044, CVE-2009-1169

BID: 34235, 34181