Mozilla Firefox SOCKS5 Proxy Server DoS Vulnerability Aug-09 (Linux)

2009-08-07T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:800858
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2016-12-28T00:00:00

Description

This host is installed with Mozilla Firefox and is prone to Denial of Service vulnerability.

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: gb_firefox_socks5_proxy_dos_vuln_aug09_lin.nasl 4865 2016-12-28 16:16:43Z teissa $
#
# Mozilla Firefox SOCKS5 Proxy Server DoS Vulnerability Aug-09 (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.
###############################################################################

tag_impact = "Successful exploitation will let attacker to cause Denial of Service condition
  in a affected proxy server.
  Impact Level: Application";
tag_affected = "Firefox version before 3.0.12 or 3.5 before 3.5.2 on Linux.";
tag_insight = "Error exists when application fails to handle long domain name in a response 
  which leads remote 'SOCKS5' proxy servers into data stream corruption.";
tag_solution = "Upgrade to Firefox version 3.0.12/3.5.2
  http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html";
tag_summary = "This host is installed with Mozilla Firefox and is prone to Denial
  of Service vulnerability.";

if(description)
{
  script_id(800858);
  script_version("$Revision: 4865 $");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2016-12-28 17:16:43 +0100 (Wed, 28 Dec 2016) $");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2009-08-07 07:29:21 +0200 (Fri, 07 Aug 2009)");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"5.0");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-2470");
  script_bugtraq_id(35925);
  script_name("Mozilla Firefox SOCKS5 Proxy Server DoS Vulnerability Aug-09 (Linux)");
  script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=459524");
  script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-38.html");

  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_require_keys("Firefox/Linux/Ver");
  script_tag(name : "impact" , value : tag_impact);
  script_tag(name : "affected" , value : tag_affected);
  script_tag(name : "insight" , value : tag_insight);
  script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
  script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"executable_version");
  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
  exit(0);
}


include("version_func.inc");

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

# Grep for Firefox version < 3.0.12 or 3.5 < 3.5.2
if(version_is_less(version:ffVer, test_version:"3.0.12")||
   version_in_range(version:ffVer, test_version:"3.5",
                                  test_version2:"3.5.1")){
  security_message(0);
}