Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:198 (firefox)

Published: 2009-08-17 14:54:45
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Technical Details:
Security issues were identified and fixed in firefox 3.0.x: Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that an attacker could call window.open() on an invalid URL which looks similar to a legitimate URL and then use document.write() to place content within the new document, appearing to have come from the spoofed location (CVE-2009-2654). Moxie Marlinspike reported a heap overflow vulnerability in the code that handles regular expressions in certificate names. This vulnerability could be used to compromise the browser and run arbitrary code by presenting a specially crafted certificate to the client (CVE-2009-2404). IOActive security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported a mismatch in the treatment of domain names in SSL certificates between SSL clients and the Certificate Authorities (CA) which issue server certificates. These certificates could be used to intercept and potentially alter encrypted communication between the client and a server such as sensitive bank account transactions (CVE-2009-2408). This update provides the latest Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x to correct these issues. Additionally, some Linux Distribution Packages which require so, have been rebuilt and are being provided as updates. Affected: 2009.0, 2009.1, Enterprise Server 5.0

Recommendations:
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=MDVSA-2009:198 http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.13

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to firefox announced via advisory MDVSA-2009:198.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2654
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2404
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2408

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2009-08-17
Modified
2017-07-06
Category
Mandrake Local Security Checks

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