Firefox vulnerabilities

2007-07-20T00:00:00
ID USN-490-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2007-07-20T00:00:00

Description

Various flaws were discovered in the layout and JavaScript engines. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2007-3734, CVE-2007-3735)

Flaws were discovered in the JavaScript methods addEventListener and setTimeout which could be used to inject script into another site in violation of the browser’s same-origin policy. A malicious web site could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3736)

Ronen Zilberman and Michal Zalewski discovered timing attacks in the JavaScript engine’s use of about:blank frames. A malicious web site could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3089)

A flaw was discovered in the JavaScript event handling code. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2007-3737)

Ronald van den Heetkamp discovered that filename URLs including an encoded null byte could confuse the extension matching code. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary helper programs. (CVE-2007-3285)

Michal Zalewski discovered flaws in the same-origin handling of cached “wyciwyg://” documents. A malicious web site could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3656)

Various flaws were discovered in the XPCNativeWrapper method. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2007-3738).