Firefox XUL Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (Linux)

2009-04-08T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:1361412562310800390
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2020-04-27T00:00:00

Description

The host is installed with Mozilla Firefox browser and is prone to XUL Parsing Vulnerability.

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
#
# Firefox XUL Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (Linux)
#
# Authors:
# Sharath S <sharaths@secpod.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH, http://www.greenbone.net
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2
# (or any later version), as published by the Free Software Foundation.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
###############################################################################

if(description)
{
  script_oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.800390");
  script_version("2020-04-27T09:00:11+0000");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"2020-04-27 09:00:11 +0000 (Mon, 27 Apr 2020)");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2009-04-08 08:04:29 +0200 (Wed, 08 Apr 2009)");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"4.3");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-1232");
  script_name("Firefox XUL Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (Linux)");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/8306");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/49521");

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright("Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH");
  script_family("Denial of Service");
  script_dependencies("gb_firefox_detect_lin.nasl");
  script_mandatory_keys("Firefox/Linux/Ver");
  script_tag(name:"impact", value:"Successful exploitation will allow attacker to cause the browser to crash.");
  script_tag(name:"affected", value:"Firefox version 3.0 to 3.0.8 on Linux.");
  script_tag(name:"insight", value:"Error in browser due to improper parsing of XUL (XML) documents while opening
  a specially-crafted XML document containing long series of start-tags with no
  corresponding end-tags.");
  script_tag(name:"solution", value:"Upgrade to Firefox version 3.6.3 or later.");
  script_tag(name:"summary", value:"The host is installed with Mozilla Firefox browser and is prone to
  XUL Parsing Vulnerability.");
  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"executable_version");
  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html");
  exit(0);
}


include("version_func.inc");

ffVer = get_kb_item("Firefox/Linux/Ver");
if(!ffVer){
  exit(0);
}

if(version_in_range(version:ffVer, test_version:"3.0", test_version2:"3.0.8")){
  report = report_fixed_ver(installed_version:ffVer, vulnerable_range:"3.0 - 3.0.8");
  security_message(port: 0, data: report);
}