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Mozilla Firefox < 2.0.0.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium

Synopsis

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

Description

The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 2.0.0.18. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Locally saved '.url' shortcut files can be used to read information stored in the local cache. (MFSA 2008-47) - The canvas element can be used in conjunction with an HTTP redirect to bypass same-origin restrictions and gain access to the content in arbitrary images from other domains. (MFSA 2008-48) - Arbitrary code execution is possible via Flash Player dynamic module unloading. (MFSA 2008-49) - By tampering with the window.__proto__.__proto__ object, one can cause the browser to place a lock on a non-native object, leading to a crash and possible code execution. (MFSA 2008-50) - There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that may lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption. (MFSA 2008-52) - The browser's session restore feature can be used to violate the same-origin policy and run JavaScript in the context of another site. (MFSA 2008-53) - There is a buffer overflow that can be triggered by sending a specially crafted 200 header line in the HTTP index response. (MFSA 2008-54) - Crashes and remote code execution in nsFrameManager are possible by modifying certain properties of a file input element before it has finished initializing. (MFSA 2008-55) - The same-origin check in 'nsXMLHttpRequest: : NotifyEventListeners()' can be bypassed. (MFSA 2008-56) - The '-moz-binding' CSS property can be used to bypass security checks that validate codebase principals. (MFSA 2008-57) - There is an error in the method used to parse the default namespace in an E4X document caused by quote characters in the namespace not being properly escaped. (MFSA 2008-58)

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.0.0.18 or higher.