Mozilla Firefox < 17.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6625
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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 17.0 are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Several memory safety bugs exist in the browser engine used in Mozilla-based products that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-5842, CVE-2012-5843)
- An error exists in the method 'image::RasterImage::DrawFrameTo' related to GIF images that could allow a heap-based buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4202)
- An error exists related to SVG text and CSS properties that could lead to application crashes. (CVE-2012-5836)
- A bookmarked, malicious 'javascript:' URL could allow execution of local executables. (CVE-2012-4203)
- The JavaScript function 'str_unescape' could allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4204)
- 'XMLHttpRequest' objects inherit incorrect principals when created in sandboxes that could allow cross-site request forgery attacks (XSRF). (CVE-2012-4205)
- An error exists related to the application installer and DLL loading. (CVE-2012-4206)
- 'XrayWrappers' can expose DOM properties that are not meant to be accessible outside of the chrome compartment. (CVE-2012-4208)
- Errors exist related to 'evalInSandbox', 'HZ-GB-2312' charset, frames and the 'location' object, the 'Style Inspector', 'Developer Toolbar' and 'cross-origin wrappers' that could allow cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4209, CVE-2012-4210, CVE-2012-5837, CVE-2012-5841)
- Various use-after-free, out-of-bounds read and buffer overflow errors exist that could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4212, CVE-2012-4213, CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-4217, CVE-2012-4218, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5838, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 17.0 or later.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-91.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-92.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-93.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-94.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-96.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-97.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-99.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-100.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-101.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-103.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-105.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-106.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-95.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-98.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-102.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-104.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6625

Family: Web Clients

Published: 11/29/2012

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 62998

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/20/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4202, CVE-2012-4203, CVE-2012-4204, CVE-2012-4205, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4208, CVE-2012-4209, CVE-2012-4210, CVE-2012-4212, CVE-2012-4213, CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-4217, CVE-2012-4218, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5836, CVE-2012-5838, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840, CVE-2012-5841, CVE-2012-5842, CVE-2012-5843, CVE-2012-5837, CVE-2012-4206

BID: 56611, 56612, 56613, 56614, 56616, 56618, 56621, 56623, 56625, 56628, 56629, 56633, 56636, 56642, 56643, 56637, 56635, 56631, 56632, 56634, 56627, 56630, 56638, 56639, 56640, 56641, 56644, 56645, 56646