ID CVE-2009-3079
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14, and 3.5.x before 3.5.3, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via vectors involving an object, the FeedWriter, and the BrowserFeedWriter.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.19
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.19
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:beta_1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:beta_1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.20
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.20
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9 rc
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:rc
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.8
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.10
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.7
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.9
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_8
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.21
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.21
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.17
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.17
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.11
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.16
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.16
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.4.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.15
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.7.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Preview Release
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:preview_release
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.11
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.12
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta2
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9_rc
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9_rc
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:rc3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:rc3
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:rc2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:rc2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.13
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.18
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.18
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.7
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.5.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.5.2
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 11-09-2009 - 11:52)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • 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.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1886.NASL
    description Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel web browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2009-3079 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that a programming error in the FeedWriter module could lead to the execution of JavaScript code with elevated privileges. - CVE-2009-1310 Prateek Saxena discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the MozSearch plugin interface.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 44751
    published 2010-02-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44751
    title Debian DSA-1886-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_MOZILLAFIREFOX-6495.NASL
    description This update brings the Mozilla Firefox browser to the 3.0.14 stable release. It also fixes various security issues: MFSA 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073 / CVE-2009-30 / CVE-2009-3075: Mozilla developers and community members 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 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076: Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077: An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078: Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Issues fixed in the 3.0.13 release were: MFSA 2009-44 / CVE-2009-2654: 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. Additionally, if the spoofed document was created by a document with a valid SSL certificate, the SSL indicators would be carried over into the spoofed document. An attacker could use these issues to display misleading location and SSL information for a malicious web page. MFSA 2009-45 / CVE-2009-2662:The browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.13, and 3.5.x before 3.5.2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the TraceRecorder::snapshot function in js/src/jstracer.cpp, and unspecified other vectors. CVE-2009-2663 / MFSA 2009-45: libvorbis before r16182, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.13 and 3.5.x before 3.5.2 and other products, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted .ogg file. CVE-2009-2664 / MFSA 2009-45: The js_watch_set function in js/src/jsdbgapi.cpp in the JavaScript engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.13, and 3.5.x before 3.5.2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application exit) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted .js file, related to a 'memory safety bug.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 41984
    published 2009-10-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41984
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-6495)
  • 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 CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-1430.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. nspr provides the Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR). 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 with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075) A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3077) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript. A website with an object containing malicious JavaScript could execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3079) Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible to trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3076) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays the address bar when window.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays certain Unicode characters. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-3078) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.14. 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 3.0.14, 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 40932
    published 2009-09-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40932
    title CentOS 4 / 5 : firefox / seamonkey (CESA-2009:1430)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-1430.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1430 : 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. nspr provides the Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR). 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 with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075) A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3077) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript. A website with an object containing malicious JavaScript could execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3079) Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible to trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3076) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays the address bar when window.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays certain Unicode characters. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-3078) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.14. 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 3.0.14, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67922
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67922
    title Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : firefox (ELSA-2009-1430)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_353.NASL
    description The installed version of Firefox 3.5 is earlier than 3.5.3. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues : - Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially allow arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2009-47) - The columns of a XUL tree element can manipulated in a way that leads to a dangling pointer. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the browser, or execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-49) - A URL containing certain Unicode characters with tall tall-line height is displayed incorrectly in the location bar. A remote attacker could use this to prevent a user from seeing the full URL of a malicious website. (MFSA 2009-50) - A remote attacker can leverage 'BrowserFeedWriter' to execute JavaScript code with Chrome privileges. (MFSA 2009-51)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 40931
    published 2009-09-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40931
    title Firefox 3.5.x < 3.5.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_MOZILLA-XULRUNNER190-090922.NASL
    description This update brings the Mozilla XULRunner engine to the 1.9.0.14 stable release. It also fixes various security issues : - / CVE-2009-30 /. (MFSA 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073) - Mozilla developers and community members 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. (CVE-2009-3075) - Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. (MFSA 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076) - An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. (MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077) - Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. (MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078) - Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. (MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 52687
    published 2011-03-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=52687
    title SuSE 11 Security Update : Mozilla (SAT Patch Number 1328)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_MOZILLAFIREFOX-6562.NASL
    description This update brings the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 webbrowser to version 3.5.3, the Mozilla XULRunner 1.9.0 engine to the 1.9.0.14 stable release, and the Mozilla XULRunner 1.9.1 engine to the 1.9.1.3 stable release. It also fixes various security issues : - Mozilla developers and community members 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 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073 / CVE-2009-3074 / CVE-2009-3075) - Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. (MFSA 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076) - An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. (MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077) - Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. (MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078) - Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. (MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 44934
    published 2010-03-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44934
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (ZYPP Patch Number 6562)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_MOZILLA-XULRUNNER190-090917.NASL
    description This update brings the Mozilla XULRunner engine to the 1.9.0.14 stable release. It also fixes various security issues : - / CVE-2009-30 /. (MFSA 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073) - Mozilla developers and community members 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. (CVE-2009-3075) - Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. (MFSA 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076) - An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. (MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077) - Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. (MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078) - Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. (MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41957
    published 2009-10-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41957
    title SuSE 11 Security Update : Mozilla (SAT Patch Number 1328)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_MOZILLAFIREFOX-090916.NASL
    description This update brings Mozilla Firefox to the 3.0.14 stable release. It also fixes various security issues: MFSA 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073 / CVE-2009-3074 / CVE-2009-3075: Mozilla developers and community members 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 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076: Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077: An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078: Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41033
    published 2009-09-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41033
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1312)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_MOZILLAFIREFOX-090916.NASL
    description This update brings Mozilla Firefox to the 3.0.14 stable release. It also fixes various security issues: MFSA 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073 / CVE-2009-3074 / CVE-2009-3075: Mozilla developers and community members 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 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076: Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077: An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078: Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41039
    published 2009-09-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41039
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (MozillaFirefox-1312)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FIREFOX35UPGRADE-6563.NASL
    description This update brings the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 webbrowser to version 3.5.3, the Mozilla XULRunner 1.9.0 engine to the 1.9.0.14 stable release, and the Mozilla XULRunner 1.9.1 engine to the 1.9.1.3 stable release. It also fixes various security issues : - Mozilla developers and community members 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 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073 / CVE-2009-3074 / CVE-2009-3075) - Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. (MFSA 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076) - An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. (MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077) - Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. (MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078) - Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. (MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 49852
    published 2010-10-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=49852
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (ZYPP Patch Number 6563)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090909_FIREFOX_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description CVE-2009-2654 firefox: URL bar spoofing vulnerability CVE-2009-3070 Firefox 3.5 3.0.14 browser engine crashes CVE-2009-3071 Firefox 3.5.2 3.0.14 browser engine crashes CVE-2009-3072 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 browser engine crashes CVE-2009-3074 Firefox 3.5 3.0.14 JavaScript engine crashes CVE-2009-3075 Firefox 3.5.2 3.0.14 JavaScript engine crashes CVE-2009-3076 Firefox 3.0.14 Insufficient warning for PKCS11 module installation and removal CVE-2009-3077 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability CVE-2009-3078 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 Location bar spoofing via tall line-height Unicode characters CVE-2009-3079 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter 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 with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075) A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3077) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript. A website with an object containing malicious JavaScript could execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3079) Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible to trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3076) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays the address bar when window.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays certain Unicode characters. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-3078) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.14. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this errata. 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 60664
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60664
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : firefox on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-9505.NASL
    description Update to new upstream Firefox version 3.5.3, fixing multiple security issues detailed in the upstream advisories: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/firefox35.html#firefox3.5.3 Update also includes all packages depending on gecko-libs rebuilt 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 2018-11-28
    plugin id 40956
    published 2009-09-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40956
    title Fedora 11 : Miro-2.5.2-4.fc11 / blam-1.8.5-14.fc11 / chmsee-1.0.1-11.fc11 / eclipse-3.4.2-15.fc11 / etc (2009-9505)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-821-1.NASL
    description Several flaws were discovered in the Firefox browser and JavaScript engines. 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-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075) Jesse Ruderman and Dan Kaminsky discovered that Firefox did not adequately inform users when security modules were added or removed via PKCS11. If a user visited a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to trick the user into installing a malicious PKCS11 module. (CVE-2009-3076) It was discovered that Firefox did not properly manage memory when using XUL tree elements. 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-2009-3077) Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian discovered that Firefox did properly display certain Unicode characters in the location bar and other text fields when using a certain non-Ubuntu font. If a user configured Firefox to use this font, an attacker could exploit this to spoof the location bar, such as in a phishing attack. (CVE-2009-3078) It was discovered that the BrowserFeedWriter in Firefox could be subverted to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated chrome privileges. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-3079). 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 40943
    published 2009-09-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40943
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-821-1)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_922D23989E2D11DEA9980030843D3802.NASL
    description Mozilla Foundation reports : MFSA 2009-51 Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter MFSA 2009-50 Location bar spoofing via tall line-height Unicode characters MFSA 2009-49 TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability MFSA 2009-48 Insufficient warning for PKCS11 module installation and removal MFSA 2009-47 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.1.3/1.9.0.14)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-19
    plugin id 40935
    published 2009-09-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40935
    title FreeBSD : mozilla firefox -- multiple vulnerabilities (922d2398-9e2d-11de-a998-0030843d3802)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-1430.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. nspr provides the Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR). 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 with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075) A use-after-free flaw was found in Firefox. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Firefox or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3077) A flaw was found in the way Firefox handles malformed JavaScript. A website with an object containing malicious JavaScript could execute that JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3079) Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible to trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2009-3076) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays the address bar when window.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654) A flaw was found in the way Firefox displays certain Unicode characters. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-3078) For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 3.0.14. 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 3.0.14, 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 40921
    published 2009-09-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40921
    title RHEL 4 / 5 : firefox (RHSA-2009:1430)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-9494.NASL
    description Update to new upstream Firefox version 3.0.14, fixing multiple security issues detailed in the upstream advisories: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.14 Update also includes all packages depending on gecko-libs rebuilt 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 2018-11-28
    plugin id 40955
    published 2009-09-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40955
    title Fedora 10 : Miro-2.0.5-4.fc10 / blam-1.8.5-14.fc10 / epiphany-2.24.3-10.fc10 / etc (2009-9494)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-236.NASL
    description Security issues were identified and fixed in firefox 3.0.x : Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors (CVE-2009-3069, CVE-2009-3070, CVE-2009-3071, CVE-2009-3072). Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the JavaScript engine in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors (CVE-2009-3073, CVE-2009-3074, CVE-2009-3075). Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14 does not properly implement certain dialogs associated with the (1) pkcs11.addmodule and (2) pkcs11.deletemodule operations, which makes it easier for remote attackers to trick a user into installing or removing an arbitrary PKCS11 module (CVE-2009-3076). Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14 does not properly manage pointers for the columns (aka TreeColumns) of a XUL tree element, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document, related to a dangling pointer vulnerability. (CVE-2009-3077). Visual truncation vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14 allows remote attackers to trigger a vertical scroll and spoof URLs via unspecified Unicode characters with a tall line-height property (CVE-2009-3078). Unspecified vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via vectors involving an object, the FeedWriter, and the BrowserFeedWriter (CVE-2009-3079). This update provides the latest Mozilla Firefox 3.0.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 2019-01-02
    plugin id 41027
    published 2009-09-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41027
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : firefox (MDVSA-2009:236)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_MOZILLAFIREFOX-090924.NASL
    description This update brings Mozilla Firefox from the 3.0 stable branch to the current stable branch version 3.5.3. It also fixes various security issues : - / / CVE-2009-3075: Mozilla developers and community members 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 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073) - An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. (MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077) - Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. (MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078) - Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. (MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41955
    published 2009-10-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41955
    title SuSE 11 Security Update : Firefox (SAT Patch Number 1340)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_3014.NASL
    description The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 3.0.14. Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues : - Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially allow arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2009-47) - An insufficient warning message is displayed when adding or removing a PKCS11 module. In some cases, this can be done remotely. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into installing a malicious PKCS11 module, which could facilitate man-in-them-middle attacks. (MFSA 2009-48) - The columns of a XUL tree element can manipulated in a way that leads to a dangling pointer. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (MFSA 2009-49) - A URL containing certain Unicode characters with tall line-height is displayed incorrectly in the location bar. A remote attacker could use this to prevent a user from seeing the full URL of a malicious site. (MFSA 2009-50) - A remote attacker can leverage 'BrowserFeedWriter' to execute JavaScript code with Chrome privileges. (MFSA 2009-51)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 40930
    published 2009-09-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40930
    title Firefox < 3.0.14 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FIREFOX35UPGRADE-6562.NASL
    description This update brings the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 webbrowser to version 3.5.3, the Mozilla XULRunner 1.9.0 engine to the 1.9.0.14 stable release, and the Mozilla XULRunner 1.9.1 engine to the 1.9.1.3 stable release. It also fixes various security issues: MFSA 2009-47 / CVE-2009-3069 / CVE-2009-3070 / CVE-2009-3071 / CVE-2009-3072 / CVE-2009-3073 / CVE-2009-30 / CVE-2009-3075: Mozilla developers and community members 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 2009-48 / CVE-2009-3076: Mozilla security researcher Jesse Rudermanreported that when security modules were added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the resulting dialog was not sufficiently informative. Without sufficient warning, an attacker could entice a victim to install a malicious PKCS11 module and affect the cryptographic integrity of the victim's browser. Security researcher Dan Kaminsky reported that this issue had not been fixed in Firefox 3.0 and that under certain circumstances pkcs11 modules could be installed from a remote location. Firefox 3.5 releases are not affected. MFSA 2009-49 / CVE-2009-3077: An anonymous security researcher, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, reported that the columns of a XUL tree element could be manipulated in a particular way which would leave a pointer owned by the column pointing to freed memory. An attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to crash a victim's browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer. MFSA 2009-50 / CVE-2009-3078: Security researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported that the default Windows font used to render the locationbar and other text fields was improperly displaying certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. In such cases the tall line-height would cause the rest of the text in the input field to be scrolled vertically out of view. An attacker could use this vulnerability to prevent a user from seeing the URL of a malicious site. Corrie Sloot also independently reported this issue to Mozilla. MFSA 2009-51 / CVE-2009-3079: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome privileges. Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 42189
    published 2009-10-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42189
    title SuSE Security Update: Security update for Mozilla Firefox (firefox35upgrade-6562)
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:05:15.471-04:00
    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 Unspecified vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14, and 3.5.x before 3.5.3, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via vectors involving an object, the FeedWriter, and the BrowserFeedWriter.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10390
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title Unspecified vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14, and 3.5.x before 3.5.3, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via vectors involving an object, the FeedWriter, and the BrowserFeedWriter.
    version 24
  • accepted 2014-03-17T04:00:25.943-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Chandan S
      organization SecPod Technologies
    • name Sergey Artykhov
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    • name Sergey Artykhov
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    • name Maria Mikhno
      organization ALTX-SOFT
    definition_extensions
    comment Mozilla Firefox Mainline release is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22259
    description Unspecified vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14, and 3.5.x before 3.5.3, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via vectors involving an object, the FeedWriter, and the BrowserFeedWriter.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6250
    status accepted
    submitted 2009-09-23T12:10:11
    title Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.14, and 3.5.x before 3.5.3 allow remote arbitrary code Vulnerability
    version 20
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 521695
title CVE-2009-3079 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment firefox is earlier than 0:3.0.14-1.el4
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430002
        • comment firefox is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060733003
      • AND
        • comment nspr is earlier than 0:4.7.5-1.el4_8
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430004
        • comment nspr is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081036009
      • AND
        • comment nspr-devel is earlier than 0:4.7.5-1.el4_8
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430006
        • comment nspr-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081036011
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment xulrunner is earlier than 0:1.9.0.14-1.el5_4
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430009
        • comment xulrunner is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569003
      • AND
        • comment xulrunner-devel is earlier than 0:1.9.0.14-1.el5_4
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430011
        • comment xulrunner-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569005
      • AND
        • comment xulrunner-devel-unstable is earlier than 0:1.9.0.14-1.el5_4
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430013
        • comment xulrunner-devel-unstable is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569007
      • AND
        • comment firefox is earlier than 0:3.0.14-1.el5_4
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430015
        • comment firefox is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097009
      • AND
        • comment nspr is earlier than 0:4.7.5-1.el5_4
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430017
        • comment nspr is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20150925003
      • AND
        • comment nspr-devel is earlier than 0:4.7.5-1.el5_4
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091430019
        • comment nspr-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20150925005
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:1430
released 2009-09-09
severity Critical
title RHSA-2009:1430: firefox security update (Critical)
rpms
  • firefox-0:3.0.14-1.el4
  • nspr-0:4.7.5-1.el4_8
  • nspr-devel-0:4.7.5-1.el4_8
  • xulrunner-0:1.9.0.14-1.el5_4
  • xulrunner-devel-0:1.9.0.14-1.el5_4
  • xulrunner-devel-unstable-0:1.9.0.14-1.el5_4
  • firefox-0:3.0.14-1.el5_4
  • nspr-0:4.7.5-1.el5_4
  • nspr-devel-0:4.7.5-1.el5_4
refmap via4
bid 36343
confirm
debian DSA-1886
sectrack 1022873
secunia
  • 36670
  • 36671
  • 36757
  • 37098
suse SUSE-SA:2009:048
saint via4
bid 36343
description Mozilla Firefox PKCS11 Module Installation Code Execution
id web_client_firefox
osvdb 57977
title firefox_pkcs11
type client
Last major update 22-10-2012 - 23:10
Published 10-09-2009 - 17:30
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:29
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