Vulnerability Details

Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities - Sep09 (Windows)

Published: 2009-09-11 16:01:06
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Impact:
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a vulnerable application to crash.

Affected Versions:
Mozilla Firefox version prior to 3.0.14 and 3.5 before 3.5.3 on Windows.

Technical Details:
- Multiple errors in the browser and JavaScript engines can be exploited to corrupt memory. - An error exists when processing operations performed on the columns of a XUL tree element. This can be exploited to dereference freed memory via a pointer owned by a column of the XUL tree element. - An error exists when displaying text in the location bar using the default Windows font. This can be exploited to spoof the URL of a trusted site via Unicode characters having a tall line-height. - An error in the implementation of the 'BrowserFeedWriter' object can be exploited to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to Firefox version 3.0.14 or 3.5.3 or later.

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

Detection Type:
Windows Registry

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3072
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3077
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3078
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3079

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36343

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/36671/
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-47.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-49.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-50.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-51.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2009-09-11
Modified
2018-12-03
Category
Denial of Service

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