xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities

2009-09-14T00:00:00
ID DSA-1885
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2009-09-14T00:00:00

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:

Jesse Ruderman discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Daniel Holbert, Jesse Ruderman, Olli Pettay and "toshi" discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Josh Soref, Jesse Ruderman and Martin Wargers discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Jesse Ruderman discovered a crash in the Javascript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Carsten Book and "Taral" discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Jesse Ruderman discovered that the user interface for installing/ removing PCKS #11 securiy modules wasn't informative enough, which might allow social engineering attacks.

It was discovered that incorrect pointer handling in the XUL parser could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian discovered that incorrent rendering of some Unicode font characters could lead to spoofing attacks on the location bar.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0.14-0lenny1.

As indicated in the Etch release notes, security support for the Mozilla products in the oldstable distribution needed to be stopped before the end of the regular Etch security maintenance life cycle. You are strongly encouraged to upgrade to stable or switch to a still supported browser.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0.14-1.

For the experimental distribution, these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.1.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xulrunner package.