Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1308-1 iceweasel -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
14 Jun 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868, CVE-2007-2869, CVE-2007-2870, CVE-2007-2871.
More information:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel web browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2007-1362

    Nicolas Derouet discovered that Iceweasel performs insufficient validation of cookies, which could lead to denial of service.

  • CVE-2007-2867

    Boris Zbarsky, Eli Friedman, Georgi Guninski, Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers and Olli Pettay discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2007-2868

    Brendan Eich, Igor Bukanov, Jesse Ruderman, moz_bug_r_a4 and Wladimir Palant discovered crashes in the javascript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2007-2869

    Marcel discovered that malicious web sites can cause massive resource consumption through the auto completion feature, resulting in denial of service.

  • CVE-2007-2870

    moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that adding an event listener through the addEventListener() function allows cross-site scripting.

  • CVE-2007-2871

    Chris Thomas discovered that XUL popups can be abused for spoofing or phishing attacks.

Fixes for the oldstable distribution (sarge) are not available. While there will be another round of security updates for Mozilla products, Debian doesn't have the resources to backport further security fixes to the old Mozilla products. You're strongly encouraged to upgrade to stable as soon as possible.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version A build for the Alpha architecture is not yet available, it will be provided later.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your iceweasel packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

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.