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Mozilla Firefox 3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-11-13    Views:  17,557

Secunia Advisory SA32713

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information, bypass certain security restrictions, or compromise a user's system.

1) An error when processing "file:" URIs can be exploited to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges by tricking a user into opening a malicious local file in a tab previously opened for a "chrome:" document or a privileged "about:" URI.

2) Various errors in the layout engine can be exploited to cause memory corruptions and potentially execute arbitrary code.

3) An error in the browser engine can be exploited to cause a crash.

For more information see vulnerability #5 in:
SA32693

4) An error in the JavaScript engine can be exploited to cause a memory corruption and potentially execute arbitrary code.

5) An error in the browser's restore feature can be exploited to violate the same-origin policy.

For more information see vulnerability #7 in:
SA32693

6) An error in the processing of the "http-index-format" MIME type can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

For more information see vulnerability #8 in:
SA32693

7) An error in the DOM constructing code can be exploited to dereference uninitialized memory and potentially execute arbitrary code:

For more information see vulnerability #9 in:
SA32693

8) An error in "nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners()" can be exploited to bypass certain security restrictions.

For more information see vulnerability #10 in:
SA32693

9) An error can be exploited to manipulate signed JAR files and execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of another site.

For more information see vulnerability #11 in:
SA32693

10) An error exists when parsing E4X documents can be exploited to inject arbitrary XML code.

For more information see vulnerability #12 in:
SA32693

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 3.0.4.


Solution:
Update to version 3.0.4.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits:
1) Luke Bryan
2) Jesse Ruderman and Martijn Wargers
3) Daniel Veditz
4) Joachim Kuebart
5) David Bloom and moz_bug_r_a4
6) Justin Schuh of IBM X-Force
7) ling and wushi of team509, reported via ZDI
8) moz_bug_r_a4
9) Collin Jackson
10) Chris Evans

Original Advisory:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-51.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-52.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-53.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-54.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-55.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-56.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-57.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-58.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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