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Mozilla Firefox < 15.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High

Synopsis

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

Description

Versions of Firefox prior to 15.0 are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- An error exists related to 'Object.defineProperty' and the location object and can allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-1956) - Unspecified memory safety issues exist. (CVE-2012-1970,CVE-2012-1971) - Multiple use-after-free errors exist. (CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960, CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964) - An error exists related to 'about:newtab' and the browser's history. This error can allow a newly opened tab to further open a new window and navigate to the privileged 'about:newtab' page leading to possible privilege escalation. (CVE-2012-3965) - An error exists related to bitmap (BMP) and icon (ICO) file decoding that can lead to memory corruption causing application crashes and potentially arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-3966) - A use-after-free error exists related to WebGL shaders. (CVE-2012-3968) - A buffer overflow exists related to SVG filters. (CVE-2012-3969) A use-after-free error exists related to elements having 'requiredFeatures' attributes. (CVE-2012-3970) - A 'Graphite 2' library memory corruption error exists. (CVE-2012-3971) - An XSLT out-of-bounds read error exists related to 'format-number'. (CVE-2012-3972) - Remote debugging is possible even when disabled and the 'HTTPMonitor' extension is enabled. (CVE-2012-3973) - The installer can be ticked into running unauthorized executables. (CVE-2012-3974) - The DOM parser can unintentionally load linked resources in extensions. (CVE-2012-3975) - Incorrect SSL certificate information can be displayed in the address bar when two 'onLocationChange' events fire out of order. (CVE-2012-3976) - Security checks related to location objects can be bypassed if crafted calls are made to the browser chrome code. (CVE-2012-3978) - Calling 'eval' in the web console can allow injected code to be executed with browser chrome privileges. (CVE-2012-3980)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 15.0 or later.