Mozilla Firefox < 3.5.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5494

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running a version of Mozilla Firefox earlier than 3.5.9. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple security issues :

- Multiple crashes can result in arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2010-16)
- A select event handler for XUL tree items can be called after the item is deleted. (MFSA 2010-17)
- An error exists in the way '<option>' elements are inserted into a XUL tree '<optgroup>'. (MFSA 2010-18)
- An error exists in the implementation of the 'windows.navigator.plugins' object. (MFSA 2010-19)
- A browser applet can be used to turn a simple mouse click into a drag-and-drop action, potentially resulting in the unintended loading of resources in a user's browser. (MFSA 2010-20)
Session renegotiations are not handled properly, which can be exploited to insert arbitrary plaintext by a man-in-the-middle. (MFSA 2010-22)
- When an image points to a resource that redirects to a 'mailto: ' URL, the external mail handler application is launched. (MFSA 2010-23)
- XML documents fail to call certain security checks when laoding new content. (MFSA 2010-24)

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 3.5.9 or later.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-16.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-17.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-18.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-19.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-20.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-22.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-23.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox36.html#firefox3.5.9

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5494

File Name: 5494.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2010/03/31

Modified: 2017/02/02

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 45393

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2010-0173, CVE-2010-0174, CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177, CVE-2010-0178, CVE-2010-0181, CVE-2010-0182

BID: 36935, 39079, 39122, 39123, 39125, 39128, 39133, 39137, 39479

OSVDB: 63460, 63461, 63462, 63463, 63464, 63465, 63466, 63620

IAVA: 2011-A-0066