ID CVE-2009-0354
Summary Cross-domain vulnerability in js/src/jsobj.cpp in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.6 allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy, and access the properties of an arbitrary window and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, via vectors involving a chrome XBL method and the window.eval function.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:alpha
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:alpha
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta2
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta5
CVSS
Base: 2.6 (as of 05-02-2009 - 09:37)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-79
CAPEC
  • Cross Site Scripting through Log Files
    An attacker may leverage a system weakness where logs are susceptible to log injection to insert scripts into the system's logs. If these logs are later viewed by an administrator through a thin administrative interface and the log data is not properly HTML encoded before being written to the page, the attackers' scripts stored in the log will be executed in the administrative interface with potentially serious consequences. This attack pattern is really a combination of two other attack patterns: log injection and stored cross site scripting.
  • Embedding Scripts in Non-Script Elements
    This attack is a form of Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) where malicious scripts are embedded in elements that are not expected to host scripts such as image tags (<img>), comments in XML documents (< !-CDATA->), etc. These tags may not be subject to the same input validation, output validation, and other content filtering and checking routines, so this can create an opportunity for an attacker to tunnel through the application's elements and launch a XSS attack through other elements. As with all remote attacks, it is important to differentiate the ability to launch an attack (such as probing an internal network for unpatched servers) and the ability of the remote attacker to collect and interpret the output of said attack.
  • Embedding Scripts within Scripts
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute scripts. The attacker leverages this capability to execute scripts to execute his/her own script by embedding it within other scripts that the target software is likely to execute. The attacker must have the ability to inject script into script that is likely to be executed. If this is done, then the attacker can potentially launch a variety of probes and attacks against the web server's local environment, in many cases the so-called DMZ, back end resources the web server can communicate with, and other hosts. With the proliferation of intermediaries, such as Web App Firewalls, network devices, and even printers having JVMs and Web servers, there are many locales where an attacker can inject malicious scripts. Since this attack pattern defines scripts within scripts, there are likely privileges to execute said attack on the host. Of course, these attacks are not solely limited to the server side, client side scripts like Ajax and client side JavaScript can contain malicious scripts as well. In general all that is required is for there to be sufficient privileges to execute a script, but not protected against writing.
  • Cross-Site Scripting in Error Pages
    An attacker distributes a link (or possibly some other query structure) with a request to a third party web server that is malformed and also contains a block of exploit code in order to have the exploit become live code in the resulting error page. When the third party web server receives the crafted request and notes the error it then creates an error message that echoes the malformed message, including the exploit. Doing this converts the exploit portion of the message into to valid language elements that are executed by the viewing browser. When a victim executes the query provided by the attacker the infected error message error message is returned including the exploit code which then runs in the victim's browser. XSS can result in execution of code as well as data leakage (e.g. session cookies can be sent to the attacker). This type of attack is especially dangerous since the exploit appears to come from the third party web server, who the victim may trust and hence be more vulnerable to deception.
  • Cross-Site Scripting Using Alternate Syntax
    The attacker uses alternate forms of keywords or commands that result in the same action as the primary form but which may not be caught by filters. For example, many keywords are processed in a case insensitive manner. If the site's web filtering algorithm does not convert all tags into a consistent case before the comparison with forbidden keywords it is possible to bypass filters (e.g., incomplete black lists) by using an alternate case structure. For example, the "script" tag using the alternate forms of "Script" or "ScRiPt" may bypass filters where "script" is the only form tested. Other variants using different syntax representations are also possible as well as using pollution meta-characters or entities that are eventually ignored by the rendering engine. The attack can result in the execution of otherwise prohibited functionality.
  • Cross-Site Scripting Using MIME Type Mismatch
    An attacker creates a file with scripting content but where the specified MIME type of the file is such that scripting is not expected. Some browsers will detect that the specified MIME type of the file does not match the actual type of the content and will automatically switch to using an interpreter for the real content type. If the browser does not invoke script filters before doing this, the attackers' script may run on the target unsanitized. For example, the MIME type text/plain may be used where the actual content is text/javascript or text/html. Since text does not contain scripting instructions, the stated MIME type would indicate that filtering is unnecessary. However, if the target application subsequently determines the file's real type and invokes the appropriate interpreter, scripted content could be invoked. In another example, img tags in HTML content could reference a renderable type file instead of an expected image file. The file extension and MIME type can describe an image file, but the file content can be text/javascript or text/html resulting in script execution. If the browser assumes all references in img tags are images, and therefore do not need to be filtered for scripts, this would bypass content filters. In a cross-site scripting attack, the attacker tricks the victim into accessing a URL that uploads a script file with an incorrectly specified MIME type. If the victim's browser switches to the appropriate interpreter without filtering, the attack will execute as a standard XSS attack, possibly revealing the victim's cookies or executing arbitrary script in their browser.
  • Cross-Site Scripting in Attributes
    The attacker inserts commands to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) actions in HTML attributes. Many filters do not adequately sanitize attributes against the presence of potentially dangerous commands even if they adequately sanitize tags. For example, dangerous expressions could be inserted into a style attribute in an anchor tag, resulting in the execution of malicious code when the resulting page is rendered. If a victim is tricked into viewing the rendered page the attack proceeds like a normal XSS attack, possibly resulting in the loss of sensitive cookies or other malicious activities.
  • Cross-Site Scripting via Encoded URI Schemes
    An attack of this type exploits the ability of most browsers to interpret "data", "javascript" or other URI schemes as client-side executable content placeholders. This attack consists of passing a malicious URI in an anchor tag HREF attribute or any other similar attributes in other HTML tags. Such malicious URI contains, for example, a base64 encoded HTML content with an embedded cross-site scripting payload. The attack is executed when the browser interprets the malicious content i.e., for example, when the victim clicks on the malicious link.
  • Cross-Site Scripting Using Doubled Characters, e.g. %3C%3Cscript
    The attacker bypasses input validation by using doubled characters in order to perform a cross-site scripting attack. Some filters fail to recognize dangerous sequences if they are preceded by repeated characters. For example, by doubling the < before a script command, (<<script or %3C%3script using URI encoding) the filters of some web applications may fail to recognize the presence of a script tag. If the targeted server is vulnerable to this type of bypass, the attacker can create a crafted URL or other trap to cause a victim to view a page on the targeted server where the malicious content is executed, as per a normal XSS attack.
  • Cross-Site Scripting Using Flash
    An attacker injects malicious script to global parameters in a Flash movie via a crafted URL. The malicious script is executed in the context of the Flash movie. As such, this is a form of Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), but the abilities granted to the Flash movie make this attack more flexible.
  • Cross-Site Scripting with Masking through Invalid Characters in Identifiers
    The attacker inserts invalid characters in identifiers to bypass application filtering of input. Filters may not scan beyond invalid characters but during later stages of processing content that follows these invalid characters may still be processed. This allows the attacker to sneak prohibited commands past filters and perform normally prohibited operations. Invalid characters may include null, carriage return, line feed or tab in an identifier. Successful bypassing of the filter can result in a XSS attack, resulting in the disclosure of web cookies or possibly other results.
  • Embedding Scripts in HTTP Query Strings
    A variant of cross-site scripting called "reflected" cross-site scripting, the HTTP Query Strings attack consists of passing a malicious script inside an otherwise valid HTTP request query string. This is of significant concern for sites that rely on dynamic, user-generated content such as bulletin boards, news sites, blogs, and web enabled administration GUIs. The malicious script may steal session data, browse history, probe files, or otherwise execute attacks on the client side. Once the attacker has prepared the malicious HTTP query it is sent to a victim user (perhaps by email, IM, or posted on an online forum), who clicks on a normal looking link that contains a poison query string. This technique can be made more effective through the use of services like http://tinyurl.com/, which makes very small URLs that will redirect to very large, complex ones. The victim will not know what he is really clicking on.
  • Simple Script Injection
    An attacker embeds malicious scripts in content that will be served to web browsers. The goal of the attack is for the target software, the client-side browser, to execute the script with the users' privilege level. An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute code and scripts. Web browsers, for example, have some simple security controls in place, but if a remote attacker is allowed to execute scripts (through injecting them in to user-generated content like bulletin boards) then these controls may be bypassed. Further, these attacks are very difficult for an end user to detect.
  • AJAX Fingerprinting
    This attack utilizes the frequent client-server roundtrips in Ajax conversation to scan a system. While Ajax does not open up new vulnerabilities per se, it does optimize them from an attacker point of view. In many XSS attacks the attacker must get a "hole in one" and successfully exploit the vulnerability on the victim side the first time, once the client is redirected the attacker has many chances to engage in follow on probes, but there is only one first chance. In a widely used web application this is not a major problem because 1 in a 1,000 is good enough in a widely used application. A common first step for an attacker is to footprint the environment to understand what attacks will work. Since footprinting relies on enumeration, the conversational pattern of rapid, multiple requests and responses that are typical in Ajax applications enable an attacker to look for many vulnerabilities, well-known ports, network locations and so on.
  • Embedding Script (XSS) in HTTP Headers
    An attack of this type exploits web applications that generate web content, such as links in a HTML page, based on unvalidated or improperly validated data submitted by other actors. XSS in HTTP Headers attacks target the HTTP headers which are hidden from most users and may not be validated by web applications.
  • XSS in IMG Tags
    Image tags are an often overlooked, but convenient, means for a Cross Site Scripting attack. The attacker can inject script contents into an image (IMG) tag in order to steal information from a victim's browser and execute malicious scripts.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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    description Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. These problems could allow an attacker to crash the browser and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353) A flaw was discovered in the JavaScript engine. An attacker could bypass the same-origin policy in Firefox by utilizing a chrome XBL method and execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another website. (CVE-2009-0354) A flaw was discovered in the browser engine when restoring closed tabs. If a user were tricked into restoring a tab to a malicious website with form input controls, an attacker could steal local files on the user's system. (CVE-2009-0355) Wladimir Palant discovered that Firefox did not restrict access to cookies in HTTP response headers. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, a remote attacker could view sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0357) Paul Nel discovered that Firefox did not honor certain Cache-Control HTTP directives. A local attacker could exploit this to view private data in improperly cached pages of another user. (CVE-2009-0358). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-717-1)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201301-01.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201301-01 (Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, NSS, GNU IceCat, and XULRunner. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page or email, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to perform Man-in-the-Middle attacks, obtain sensitive information, bypass restrictions and protection mechanisms, force file downloads, conduct XML injection attacks, conduct XSS attacks, bypass the Same Origin Policy, spoof URL’s for phishing attacks, trigger a vertical scroll, spoof the location bar, spoof an SSL indicator, modify the browser’s font, conduct clickjacking attacks, or have other unspecified impact. A local attacker could gain escalated privileges, obtain sensitive information, or replace an arbitrary downloaded file. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
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  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-1398.NASL
    description Update to the new upstream Firefox 3.0.6 / XULRunner 1.9.0.6 fixing multiple security issues: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.6 This update also contains new builds of all applications depending on Gecko libraries, built against the new version, including the latest google gadgets upstream release. See http://code.google.com/p/google-gadgets-for- linux/source/browse/trunk/ChangeLog?spec=svn1087&r=1087 for details. Note: after the updated packages are installed, Firefox must be restarted for the update to take effect. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-0256.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0256 : An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0356) Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0354, CVE-2009-0355) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated HTTPOnly cookies. An attacker able to execute arbitrary JavaScript on a target site using HTTPOnly cookies may be able to use this flaw to steal the cookie. (CVE-2009-0357) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated certain HTTP page caching directives. A local attacker could steal the contents of sensitive pages which the page author did not intend to be cached. (CVE-2009-0358) For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.6. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.6, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
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    title Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2009-0256)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_MOZILLAFIREFOX-090206.NASL
    description The Mozilla Firefox browser is updated to version 3.0.6 fixing various security and stability issues. MFSA 2009-01 / CVE-2009-0352 / CVE-2009-0353: Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. MFSA 2009-02 / CVE-2009-0354: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that a chrome XBL method can be used in conjuction with window.eval to execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another website, violating the same origin policy. Firefox 2 releases are not affected. MFSA 2009-03 / CVE-2009-0355: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that a form input control's type could be changed during the restoration of a closed tab. An attacker could set an input control's text value to the path of a local file whose location was known to the attacker. If the tab was then closed and the victim persuaded to re-open it, upon restoring the tab the attacker could use this vulnerability to change the input type to file. Scripts in the page could then automatically submit the form and steal the contents of the user's local file. MFSA 2009-04 / CVE-2009-0356: Mozilla security researcher Georgi Guninski reported that the fix for an earlier vulnerability reported by Liu Die Yu using local internet shortcut files to access other sites (MFSA 2008-47) could be bypassed by redirecting to a privileged about: URI such as about:plugins. If an attacker could get a victim to download two files, a malicious HTML file and a .desktop shortcut file, they could have the HTML document load a privileged chrome document via the shortcut and both documents would be treated as same origin. This vulnerability could potentially be used by an attacker to inject arbitrary code into the chrome document and execute with chrome privileges. Because this attack has relatively high complexity, the severity of this issue was determined to be moderate. MFSA 2009-05 / CVE-2009-0357: Developer and Mozilla community member Wladimir Palant reported that cookies marked HTTPOnly were readable by JavaScript via the XMLHttpRequest.getResponseHeader and XMLHttpRequest.getAllResponseHeaders APIs. This vulnerability bypasses the security mechanism provided by the HTTPOnly flag which intends to restrict JavaScript access to document.cookie. The fix prevents the XMLHttpRequest feature from accessing the Set-Cookie and Set-Cookie2 headers of any response whether or not the HTTPOnly flag was set for those cookies. MFSA 2009-06 / CVE-2009-0358: Paul Nel reported that certain HTTP directives to not cache web pages, Cache-Control: no-store and Cache-Control: no-cache for HTTPS pages, were being ignored by Firefox 3. On a shared system, applications relying upon these HTTP directives could potentially expose private data. Another user on the system could use this vulnerability to view improperly cached pages containing private data by navigating the browser back.
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  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-044.NASL
    description Security vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected in the latest Mozilla Firefox 3.x, version 3.0.5 (CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0354, CVE-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0356, CVE-2009-0357, CVE-2009-0358). This update provides the latest Mozilla Firefox 3.x to correct these issues. As Mozilla Firefox 2.x has been phased out, version 3.x is also being provided for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring.
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    plugin id 37673
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  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_8B491182F84211DD94D90030843D3802.NASL
    description Mozilla Foundation reports : MFSA 2009-06: Directives to not cache pages ignored MFSA 2009-05: XMLHttpRequest allows reading HTTPOnly cookies MFSA 2009-04: Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files MFSA 2009-03: Local file stealing with SessionStore MFSA 2009-02: XSS using a chrome XBL method and window.eval MFSA 2009-01: Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.6)
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    description The installed version of Firefox 3.0.x is earlier than 3.0.6. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues : - There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that could lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption. (MFSA 2009-01) - A chrome XBL method can be used in conjunction with 'window.eval' to execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another website, violating the same origin policy. (MFSA 2009-02) - A form input control's type could be changed during the restoration of a closed tab to the path of a local file whose location was known to the attacker. (MFSA 2009-03) - An attacker may be able to inject arbitrary code into a chrome document and then execute it with chrome privileges if he can trick a user into downloading a malicious HTML file and a .desktop shortcut file. (MFSA 2009-04) - Cookies marked HTTPOnly are readable by JavaScript via the 'XMLHttpRequest.getResponseHeader' and 'XMLHttpRequest.getAllResponseHeaders' APIs. (MFSA 2009-05) - The 'Cache-Control: no-store' and 'Cache-Control: no-cache' HTTP directives for HTTPS pages are ignored by Firefox 3, which could lead to exposure of sensitive information. (MFSA 2009-06)
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    description The Mozilla Firefox browser is updated to version 3.0.6 fixing various security and stability issues. MFSA 2009-01 / CVE-2009-0352 / CVE-2009-0353: Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. MFSA 2009-02 / CVE-2009-0354: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that a chrome XBL method can be used in conjuction with window.eval to execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another website, violating the same origin policy. Firefox 2 releases are not affected. MFSA 2009-03 / CVE-2009-0355: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that a form input control's type could be changed during the restoration of a closed tab. An attacker could set an input control's text value to the path of a local file whose location was known to the attacker. If the tab was then closed and the victim persuaded to re-open it, upon restoring the tab the attacker could use this vulnerability to change the input type to file. Scripts in the page could then automatically submit the form and steal the contents of the user's local file. MFSA 2009-04 / CVE-2009-0356: Mozilla security researcher Georgi Guninski reported that the fix for an earlier vulnerability reported by Liu Die Yu using local internet shortcut files to access other sites (MFSA 2008-47) could be bypassed by redirecting to a privileged about: URI such as about:plugins. If an attacker could get a victim to download two files, a malicious HTML file and a .desktop shortcut file, they could have the HTML document load a privileged chrome document via the shortcut and both documents would be treated as same origin. This vulnerability could potentially be used by an attacker to inject arbitrary code into the chrome document and execute with chrome privileges. Because this attack has relatively high complexity, the severity of this issue was determined to be moderate. MFSA 2009-05 / CVE-2009-0357: Developer and Mozilla community member Wladimir Palant reported that cookies marked HTTPOnly were readable by JavaScript via the XMLHttpRequest.getResponseHeader and XMLHttpRequest.getAllResponseHeaders APIs. This vulnerability bypasses the security mechanism provided by the HTTPOnly flag which intends to restrict JavaScript access to document.cookie. The fix prevents the XMLHttpRequest feature from accessing the Set-Cookie and Set-Cookie2 headers of any response whether or not the HTTPOnly flag was set for those cookies. MFSA 2009-06 / CVE-2009-0358: Paul Nel reported that certain HTTP directives to not cache web pages, Cache-Control: no-store and Cache-Control: no-cache for HTTPS pages, were being ignored by Firefox 3. On a shared system, applications relying upon these HTTP directives could potentially expose private data. Another user on the system could use this vulnerability to view improperly cached pages containing private data by navigating the browser back.
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  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
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    description Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0356) Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0354, CVE-2009-0355) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated HTTPOnly cookies. An attacker able to execute arbitrary JavaScript on a target site using HTTPOnly cookies may be able to use this flaw to steal the cookie. (CVE-2009-0357) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated certain HTTP page caching directives. A local attacker could steal the contents of sensitive pages which the page author did not intend to be cached. (CVE-2009-0358) After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
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  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-0256.NASL
    description An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0356) Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0354, CVE-2009-0355) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated HTTPOnly cookies. An attacker able to execute arbitrary JavaScript on a target site using HTTPOnly cookies may be able to use this flaw to steal the cookie. (CVE-2009-0357) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated certain HTTP page caching directives. A local attacker could steal the contents of sensitive pages which the page author did not intend to be cached. (CVE-2009-0358) For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.6. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.6, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
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  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0256.NASL
    description An updated firefox package that fixes various security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0356) Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Firefox user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0354, CVE-2009-0355) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated HTTPOnly cookies. An attacker able to execute arbitrary JavaScript on a target site using HTTPOnly cookies may be able to use this flaw to steal the cookie. (CVE-2009-0357) A flaw was found in the way Firefox treated certain HTTP page caching directives. A local attacker could steal the contents of sensitive pages which the page author did not intend to be cached. (CVE-2009-0358) For technical details regarding these flaws, please see the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.6. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.6, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-20
    plugin id 35585
    published 2009-02-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35585
    title RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:0256)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-1399.NASL
    description Update to the new upstream Firefox 3.0.6 / XULRunner 1.9.0.6 fixing multiple security issues: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.6 This update also contains new builds of all applications depending on Gecko libraries, built against the new version. Note: after the updated packages are installed, Firefox must be restarted for the update to take effect. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 35604
    published 2009-02-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35604
    title Fedora 9 : Miro-1.2.7-4.fc9 / blam-1.8.5-5.fc9.1 / cairo-dock-1.6.3.1-1.fc9.3 / chmsee-1.0.1-8.fc9 / etc (2009-1399)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:22:19.066-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Cross-domain vulnerability in js/src/jsobj.cpp in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.6 allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy, and access the properties of an arbitrary window and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, via vectors involving a chrome XBL method and the window.eval function.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9796
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Cross-domain vulnerability in js/src/jsobj.cpp in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.6 allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy, and access the properties of an arbitrary window and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, via vectors involving a chrome XBL method and the window.eval function.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:0256
rpms
  • firefox-0:3.0.6-1.el4
  • nss-0:3.12.2.0-3.el4
  • nss-devel-0:3.12.2.0-3.el4
  • nss-tools-0:3.12.2.0-3.el4
  • xulrunner-0:1.9.0.6-1.el5
  • xulrunner-devel-0:1.9.0.6-1.el5
  • xulrunner-devel-unstable-0:1.9.0.6-1.el5
  • firefox-0:3.0.6-1.el5
  • nss-0:3.12.2.0-4.el5
  • nss-devel-0:3.12.2.0-4.el5
  • nss-pkcs11-devel-0:3.12.2.0-4.el5
  • nss-tools-0:3.12.2.0-4.el5
refmap via4
bid 33598
confirm
fedora FEDORA-2009-1399
mandriva MDVSA-2009:044
sectrack 1021664
secunia
  • 33799
  • 33809
  • 33831
  • 33841
  • 33846
  • 33869
suse SUSE-SA:2009:009
ubuntu USN-717-1
vupen ADV-2009-0313
Last major update 12-09-2011 - 23:00
Published 04-02-2009 - 14:30
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:33
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