ID CVE-2009-1839
Summary Mozilla Firefox 3 before 3.0.11 associates an incorrect principal with a file: URL loaded through the location bar, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and read files via a crafted HTML document, aka a "file-URL-to-file-URL scripting" attack.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.1:beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.1:beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.6
  • 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 3.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:alpha
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:alpha
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0beta5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.10
CVSS
Base: 5.4 (as of 15-06-2009 - 16:18)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE NONE NONE
exploit-db via4
description Mozilla Firefox Location Bar Spoofing Vulnerability. CVE-2009-1839. Local exploits for multiple platform
id EDB-ID:10544
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2009-12-18
published 2009-12-18
reporter Jordi Chancel
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/10544/
title Mozilla Firefox Location Bar Spoofing Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-134.NASL
    description Security vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected in Mozilla Firefox 3.x : CVE-2009-1392: Firefox browser engine crashes CVE-2009-1832: Firefox double frame construction flaw CVE-2009-1833: Firefox JavaScript engine crashes CVE-2009-1834: Firefox URL spoofing with invalid unicode characters CVE-2009-1835: Firefox Arbitrary domain cookie access by local file: resources CVE-2009-1836: Firefox SSL tampering via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests CVE-2009-1837: Firefox Race condition while accessing the private data of a NPObject JS wrapper class object CVE-2009-1838: Firefox arbitrary code execution flaw CVE-2009-1839: Firefox information disclosure flaw CVE-2009-1840: Firefox XUL scripts skip some security checks CVE-2009-1841: Firefox JavaScript arbitrary code execution CVE-2009-2043: firefox - remote TinyMCE denial of service CVE-2009-2044: firefox - remote GIF denial of service CVE-2009-2061: firefox - man-in-the-middle exploit CVE-2009-2065: firefox - man-in-the-middle exploit This update provides the latest Mozilla Firefox 3.x to correct these issues. Additionally, some packages which require so, have been rebuilt and are being provided as updates.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 39443
    published 2009-06-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39443
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : firefox (MDVSA-2009:134)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_3011.NASL
    description The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 3.0.11. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues : - Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-24) - Certain invalid Unicode characters, when used as a part of IDN, can be displayed as a whitespace in the location bar. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the location bar. (MFSA 2009-25) - It may be possible for local resources loaded via 'file:' protocol to access any domain's cookies saved on a user's system. (MFSA 2009-26) - It may be possible to tamper with SSL data via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests. (MFSA 2009-27) - A race condition exists in 'NPObjWrapper_NewResolve' when accessing the properties of a NPObject, a wrapped JSObject. This flaw could be potentially exploited to execute arbitrary code on the remote system. (MFSA 2009-28) - If the owner document of an element becomes null after garbage collection, then it may be possible to execute the event listeners within the wrong JavaScript context. An attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges. (MFSA 2009-29) - When the 'file:' resource is loaded from the location bar, the resource inherits the principal of the previously loaded document. This could potentially allow unauthorized access to local files. (MFSA 2009-30) - While loading external scripts into XUL documents content-loading policies are not checked. (MFSA 2009-31) - It may be possible for scripts from page content to run with elevated privileges. (MFSA 2009-32)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 39372
    published 2009-06-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39372
    title Firefox < 3.0.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-1095.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1095 : Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are 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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. 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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1832, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1837, CVE-2009-1838, CVE-2009-1841) Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed, local file content. If a user loaded malicious, local content via the file:// URL, it was possible for that content to access other local data. (CVE-2009-1835, CVE-2009-1839) A script, privilege elevation flaw was found in the way Firefox loaded XML User Interface Language (XUL) scripts. Firefox and certain add-ons could load malicious content when certain policy checks did not happen. (CVE-2009-1840) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain Unicode characters in International Domain Names (IDN). If an IDN contained invalid characters, they may have been displayed as spaces, making it appear to the user that they were visiting a trusted site. (CVE-2009-1834) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled error responses returned from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack against a Firefox instance that is using a proxy server, they may be able to steal sensitive information from the site the user is visiting. (CVE-2009-1836) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.11. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.11, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-13
    plugin id 67869
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67869
    title Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2009-1095)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-6366.NASL
    description Update to new upstream Firefox version 3.0.11, fixing multiple security issues detailed in the upstream advisories: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.11 Update also includes all packages depending on gecko-libs rebuild against new version of Firefox / XULRunner. 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 2018-11-20
    plugin id 39403
    published 2009-06-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39403
    title Fedora 10 : Miro-2.0.3-5.fc10 / blam-1.8.5-11.fc10 / devhelp-0.22-9.fc10 / epiphany-2.24.3-7.fc10 / etc (2009-6366)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-1095.NASL
    description Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are 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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. 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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1832, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1837, CVE-2009-1838, CVE-2009-1841) Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed, local file content. If a user loaded malicious, local content via the file:// URL, it was possible for that content to access other local data. (CVE-2009-1835, CVE-2009-1839) A script, privilege elevation flaw was found in the way Firefox loaded XML User Interface Language (XUL) scripts. Firefox and certain add-ons could load malicious content when certain policy checks did not happen. (CVE-2009-1840) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain Unicode characters in International Domain Names (IDN). If an IDN contained invalid characters, they may have been displayed as spaces, making it appear to the user that they were visiting a trusted site. (CVE-2009-1834) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled error responses returned from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack against a Firefox instance that is using a proxy server, they may be able to steal sensitive information from the site the user is visiting. (CVE-2009-1836) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.11. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.11, 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 39369
    published 2009-06-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39369
    title RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:1095)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_DA185955573811DEB857000F20797EDE.NASL
    description Mozilla Foundation reports : MFSA 2009-32 JavaScript chrome privilege escalation MFSA 2009-31 XUL scripts bypass content-policy checks MFSA 2009-30 Incorrect principal set for file: resources loaded via location bar MFSA 2009-29 Arbitrary code execution using event listeners attached to an element whose owner document is null MFSA 2009-28 Race condition while accessing the private data of a NPObject JS wrapper class object MFSA 2009-27 SSL tampering via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests MFSA 2009-26 Arbitrary domain cookie access by local file : resources MFSA 2009-25 URL spoofing with invalid unicode characters MFSA 2009-24 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.11)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-23
    plugin id 39376
    published 2009-06-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39376
    title FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (da185955-5738-11de-b857-000f20797ede)
  • 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 63402
    published 2013-01-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63402
    title GLSA-201301-01 : Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities (BEAST)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090611_FIREFOX_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1832, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1837, CVE-2009-1838, CVE-2009-1841) Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed, local file content. If a user loaded malicious, local content via the file:// URL, it was possible for that content to access other local data. (CVE-2009-1835, CVE-2009-1839) A script, privilege elevation flaw was found in the way Firefox loaded XML User Interface Language (XUL) scripts. Firefox and certain add-ons could load malicious content when certain policy checks did not happen. (CVE-2009-1840) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain Unicode characters in International Domain Names (IDN). If an IDN contained invalid characters, they may have been displayed as spaces, making it appear to the user that they were visiting a trusted site. (CVE-2009-1834) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled error responses returned from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack against a Firefox instance that is using a proxy server, they may be able to steal sensitive information from the site the user is visiting. (CVE-2009-1836) After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60593
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60593
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2009-167-01.NASL
    description New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 12.2, and -current to fix security issues. The updated packages may also be used with Slackware 11.0 or newer.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-18
    plugin id 39421
    published 2009-06-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39421
    title Slackware 12.2 / current : mozilla-firefox (SSA:2009-167-01)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_MOZILLAFIREFOX-090615.NASL
    description The Mozilla Firefox browser was updated to version 3.0.11, fixing various bugs and security issues : - MFSA 2009-24/CVE-2009-1392/CVE-2009-1832/CVE-2009-1833 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.11) - MFSA 2009-25/CVE-2009-1834 (bmo#479413) URL spoofing with invalid unicode characters - MFSA 2009-26/CVE-2009-1835 (bmo#491801) Arbitrary domain cookie access by local file: resources - MFSA 2009-27/CVE-2009-1836 (bmo#479880) SSL tampering via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests - MFSA 2009-28/CVE-2009-1837 (bmo#486269) Race condition while accessing the private data of a NPObject JS wrapper class object - MFSA 2009-29/CVE-2009-1838 (bmo#489131) Arbitrary code execution using event listeners attached to an element whose owner document is null - MFSA 2009-30/CVE-2009-1839 (bmo#479943) Incorrect principal set for file: resources loaded via location bar - MFSA 2009-31/CVE-2009-1840 (bmo#477979) XUL scripts bypass content-policy checks - MFSA 2009-32/CVE-2009-1841 (bmo#479560) JavaScript chrome privilege escalation
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 39891
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39891
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1000)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1820.NASL
    description Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xulrunner, a runtime environment for XUL applications, such as the Iceweasel web browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2009-1392 Several issues in the browser engine have been discovered, which can result in the execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-24) - CVE-2009-1832 It is possible to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving 'double frame construction.' (MFSA 2009-24) - CVE-2009-1833 Jesse Ruderman and Adam Hauner discovered a problem in the JavaScript engine, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-24) - CVE-2009-1834 Pavel Cvrcek discovered a potential issue leading to a spoofing attack on the location bar related to certain invalid unicode characters. (MFSA 2009-25) - CVE-2009-1835 Gregory Fleischer discovered that it is possible to read arbitrary cookies via a crafted HTML document. (MFSA 2009-26) - CVE-2009-1836 Shuo Chen, Ziqing Mao, Yi-Min Wang and Ming Zhang reported a potential man-in-the-middle attack, when using a proxy due to insufficient checks on a certain proxy response. (MFSA 2009-27) - CVE-2009-1837 Jakob Balle and Carsten Eiram reported a race condition in the NPObjWrapper_NewResolve function that can be used to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-28) - CVE-2009-1838 moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that it is possible to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges due to an error in the garbage-collection implementation. (MFSA 2009-29) - CVE-2009-1839 Adam Barth and Collin Jackson reported a potential privilege escalation when loading a file::resource via the location bar. (MFSA 2009-30) - CVE-2009-1840 Wladimir Palant discovered that it is possible to bypass access restrictions due to a lack of content policy check, when loading a script file into a XUL document. (MFSA 2009-31) - CVE-2009-1841 moz_bug_r_a4 reported that it is possible for scripts from page content to run with elevated privileges and thus potentially executing arbitrary code with the object's chrome privileges. (MFSA 2009-32)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 39452
    published 2009-06-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39452
    title Debian DSA-1820-1 : xulrunner - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-6411.NASL
    description Update to new upstream Firefox version 3.0.11, fixing multiple security issues detailed in the upstream advisories: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.11 Update also includes all packages depending on gecko-libs rebuild against new version of Firefox / XULRunner. 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 2018-11-20
    plugin id 39406
    published 2009-06-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39406
    title Fedora 9 : Miro-2.0.3-5.fc9 / blam-1.8.5-10.fc9.1 / chmsee-1.0.1-13.fc9 / devhelp-0.19.1-13.fc9 / etc (2009-6411)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-779-1.NASL
    description Several flaws were discovered in the browser and JavaScript engines of Firefox. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1832, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1837, CVE-2009-1838) Pavel Cvrcek discovered that Firefox would sometimes display certain invalid Unicode characters as whitespace. An attacker could exploit this to spoof the location bar, such as in a phishing attack. (CVE-2009-1834) Gregory Fleischer, Adam Barth and Collin Jackson discovered that Firefox would allow access to local files from resources loaded via the file: protocol. If a user were tricked into downloading then opening a malicious file, an attacker could steal potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2009-1835, CVE-2009-1839) Shuo Chen, Ziqing Mao, Yi-Min Wang, and Ming Zhang discovered that Firefox did not properly handle error responses when connecting to a proxy server. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. (CVE-2009-1836) Wladimir Palant discovered Firefox did not check content-loading policies when loading external script files into XUL documents. As a result, Firefox might load malicious content under certain circumstances. (CVE-2009-1840) It was discovered that Firefox could be made to run scripts with elevated privileges. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could cause a chrome privileged object, such as the browser sidebar, to run arbitrary code via interactions with the attacker controlled website. (CVE-2009-1841). 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 39390
    published 2009-06-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39390
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-779-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_MOZILLAFIREFOX-090615.NASL
    description The Mozilla Firefox browser was updated to version 3.0.11, fixing various bugs and security issues : - MFSA 2009-24/CVE-2009-1392/CVE-2009-1832/CVE-2009-1833 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.11) - MFSA 2009-25/CVE-2009-1834 (bmo#479413) URL spoofing with invalid unicode characters - MFSA 2009-26/CVE-2009-1835 (bmo#491801) Arbitrary domain cookie access by local file: resources - MFSA 2009-27/CVE-2009-1836 (bmo#479880) SSL tampering via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests - MFSA 2009-28/CVE-2009-1837 (bmo#486269) Race condition while accessing the private data of a NPObject JS wrapper class object - MFSA 2009-29/CVE-2009-1838 (bmo#489131) Arbitrary code execution using event listeners attached to an element whose owner document is null - MFSA 2009-30/CVE-2009-1839 (bmo#479943) Incorrect principal set for file: resources loaded via location bar - MFSA 2009-31/CVE-2009-1840 (bmo#477979) XUL scripts bypass content-policy checks - MFSA 2009-32/CVE-2009-1841 (bmo#479560) JavaScript chrome privilege escalation
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40174
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40174
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1000)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-1095.NASL
    description Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are 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. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. 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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1832, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1837, CVE-2009-1838, CVE-2009-1841) Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed, local file content. If a user loaded malicious, local content via the file:// URL, it was possible for that content to access other local data. (CVE-2009-1835, CVE-2009-1839) A script, privilege elevation flaw was found in the way Firefox loaded XML User Interface Language (XUL) scripts. Firefox and certain add-ons could load malicious content when certain policy checks did not happen. (CVE-2009-1840) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain Unicode characters in International Domain Names (IDN). If an IDN contained invalid characters, they may have been displayed as spaces, making it appear to the user that they were visiting a trusted site. (CVE-2009-1834) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled error responses returned from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack against a Firefox instance that is using a proxy server, they may be able to steal sensitive information from the site the user is visiting. (CVE-2009-1836) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.11. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 3.0.11, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43755
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43755
    title CentOS 5 : firefox (CESA-2009:1095)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_MOZILLAFIREFOX-090615.NASL
    description The Mozilla Firefox browser was updated to version 3.0.11, fixing various bugs and security issues : - Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.11). (MFSA 2009-24 / CVE-2009-1392 / CVE-2009-1832 / CVE-2009-1833) - (bmo#479413) URL spoofing with invalid unicode characters. (MFSA 2009-25 / CVE-2009-1834) - (bmo#491801) Arbitrary domain cookie access by local file: resources. (MFSA 2009-26 / CVE-2009-1835) - (bmo#479880) SSL tampering via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests. (MFSA 2009-27 / CVE-2009-1836) - (bmo#486269) Race condition while accessing the private data of a NPObject JS wrapper class object. (MFSA 2009-28 / CVE-2009-1837) - (bmo#489131) Arbitrary code execution using event listeners attached to an element whose owner document is null. (MFSA 2009-29 / CVE-2009-1838) - (bmo#479943) Incorrect principal set for file: resources loaded via location bar. (MFSA 2009-30 / CVE-2009-1839) - (bmo#477979) XUL scripts bypass content-policy checks. (MFSA 2009-31 / CVE-2009-1840) - (bmo#479560) JavaScript chrome privilege escalation. (MFSA 2009-32 / CVE-2009-1841)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41356
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41356
    title SuSE 11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SAT Patch Number 1001)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:18:36.484-04:00
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 Mozilla Firefox 3 before 3.0.11 associates an incorrect principal with a file: URL loaded through the location bar, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and read files via a crafted HTML document, aka a "file-URL-to-file-URL scripting" attack.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9256
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Mozilla Firefox 3 before 3.0.11 associates an incorrect principal with a file: URL loaded through the location bar, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and read files via a crafted HTML document, aka a "file-URL-to-file-URL scripting" attack.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:1095
rpms
  • firefox-0:3.0.11-4.el4
  • firefox-0:3.0.11-2.el5_3
  • xulrunner-0:1.9.0.11-3.el5_3
  • xulrunner-devel-0:1.9.0.11-3.el5_3
  • xulrunner-devel-unstable-0:1.9.0.11-3.el5_3
refmap via4
bid
  • 35326
  • 35386
confirm
debian DSA-1820
fedora
  • FEDORA-2009-6366
  • FEDORA-2009-6411
osvdb 55163
secunia
  • 35331
  • 35415
  • 35431
  • 35468
slackware SSA:2009-167-01
sunalert 264308
vupen ADV-2009-1572
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 01:32
Published 12-06-2009 - 17:30
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:34
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