Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1484-1 xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
10 Feb 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0414, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0416, CVE-2008-0417, CVE-2008-0418, CVE-2008-0419, CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0592, CVE-2008-0593, CVE-2008-0594.
More information:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xulrunner, a runtime environment for XUL applications. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2008-0412

    Jesse Ruderman, Kai Engert, Martijn Wargers, Mats Palmgren and Paul Nickerson discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2008-0413

    Carsten Book, Wesley Garland, Igor Bukanov, moz_bug_r_a4, shutdown, Philip Taylor and tgirmann discovered crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2008-0414

    hong and Gregory Fleischer discovered that file input focus vulnerabilities in the file upload control could allow information disclosure of local files.

  • CVE-2008-0415

    moz_bug_r_a4 and Boris Zbarsky discovered several vulnerabilities in JavaScript handling, which could allow privilege escalation.

  • CVE-2008-0417

    Justin Dolske discovered that the password storage mechanism could be abused by malicious web sites to corrupt existing saved passwords.

  • CVE-2008-0418

    Gerry Eisenhaur and moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that a directory traversal vulnerability in chrome: URI handling could lead to information disclosure.

  • CVE-2008-0419

    David Bloom discovered a race condition in the image handling of designMode elements, which could lead to information disclosure or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2008-0591

    Michal Zalewski discovered that timers protecting security-sensitive dialogs (which disable dialog elements until a timeout is reached) could be bypassed by window focus changes through JavaScript.

  • CVE-2008-0592

    It was discovered that malformed content declarations of saved attachments could prevent a user from opening local files with a .txt file name, resulting in minor denial of service.

  • CVE-2008-0593

    Martin Straka discovered that insecure stylesheet handling during redirects could lead to information disclosure.

  • CVE-2008-0594

    Emil Ljungdahl and Lars-Olof Moilanen discovered that phishing protections could be bypassed with <div> elements.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain xulrunner.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your xulrunner packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Big-endian MIPS:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.