Mozilla Firefox < 10.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6306

Synopsis

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

Description

Versions of Firefox prior to 10.0 are affected by the following security issues :

- A use-after-free error exists related to removed 'nsDOMAttribute' child nodes. (CVE-2011-3659)
- Various memory safety issues exist. (CVE-2012-0442, CVE-2012-0443)
- Memory corruption errors exist related to the decoding of Ogg Vorbis files and processing of malformed XSLT stylesheets. (CVE-2012-0444, CVE-2012-0449)
- The HTML5 frame navigation policy can be violated by allowing an attacker to replace a sub-frame in another domain's document. (CVE-2012-0445)
- Scripts in frames are able to bypass security restrictions in XPConnect. This bypass can allow malicious web sites to carry out cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-0446)
- An information disclosure issue exists when uninitialized memory is used as padding when encoding icon images. (CVE-2012-0447)
- If a user chooses to export their Firefox Sync key the 'Firefox Recover Key.html' file is saved with incorrect permissions, making the file contents potentially readable by other users. Note that this issue only affects Firefox on Linux and Mac OS X systems. (CVE-2012-0450)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 10.0 or later.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html#firefox9

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-01.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-03.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-04.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-05.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-06.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-07.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-08.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-09.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6306

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2012/02/07

Modified: 2016/03/12

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 57768, 57773

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/01/31

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Metasploit (Firefox 8/9 AttributeChildRemoved() Use-After-Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3659, CVE-2012-0442, CVE-2012-0443, CVE-2012-0444, CVE-2012-0445, CVE-2012-0446, CVE-2012-0447, CVE-2012-0449, CVE-2012-0450

BID: 51752, 51753, 51754, 51755, 51756, 51757, 51765, 51787