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TITLE:
Mozilla Firefox 3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA33203

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/33203/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting, Exposure of sensitive information, System access

WHERE:
From remote

SOFTWARE:
Mozilla Firefox 3.x
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/19089/

DESCRIPTION:
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose sensitive information, conduct cross-site scripting attacks, or potentially compromise a user's system.

1) Multiple errors in the layout and JavaScript engines can be exploited to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.

2) An error when processing the "persist" XUL attribute can be exploited to bypass cookie settings and uniquely identify a user in subsequent browsing sessions.

3) Multiple errors can be exploited to bypass the same-origin policy, disclose sensitive information, and execute JavaScript code with chrome privileges.

For more information see vulnerabilities #4 through #10 in:
SA33184

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 3.0.5.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 3.0.5.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.0.5

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits:
1) Daniel Veditz, Jesse Ruderman, David Baron, and Gary Kwong
2) Hish

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-60.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-63.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-64.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-65.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-66.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-67.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-68.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-69.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA33184:
http://secunia.com/advisories/33184/

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About:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


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Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only use those supplied by the vendor.





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