Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities Feb-09 (Linux)

Published: 2009-02-20 16:40:17
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Impact:
Successful exploitation could result in bypassing certain security restrictions, information disclosures, JavaScript code executions which can be executed with the privileges of the signed users.

Affected Versions:
Firefox version 2.x to 3.0.5 on Linux.

Technical Details:
Multiple flaws are due to - Cookies marked 'HTTPOnly' are readable by JavaScript through the request calls of XMLHttpRequest methods i.e. XMLHttpRequest.getAllResponseHeaders and XMLHttpRequest.getResponseHeader. - Using local internet shortcut files to access other sites could be bypassed by redirecting to a privileged 'about:' URI e.g. 'about:plugins'. - Chrome XBL methods can be used to execute arbitrary Javascripts within the context of another website through the same origin policy by using 'window.eval' method. - 'components/sessionstore/src/nsSessionStore.js' file does not block the changes of INPUT elements to type='file' during tab restoration. - Error in caching certain HTTP directives which is being ignored by Firefox which can expose sensitive data in any shared network.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to Firefox version 3.0.6.

Summary:
The host is installed with Mozilla Firefox browser and is prone to multiple vulnerabilities.

Detection Type:
Executable Unreliable

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0352
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0353
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0354
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0355
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0356
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0357
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0358

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33598

References:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-01.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-02.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-03.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-04.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-05.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-06.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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