Firefox and Thunderbird Vulns, Excel Exploit

Vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by malicious people to ypass browser/mail client security restrictions, disclose information, and conduct cross-site scripting and phishing attacks. Version fixes these issues for both Firefox and Thunderbird, so update as soon as possible.

An Excel exploit has been released into the wild. The exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability described in MS08-014. Microsoft has already released an update for this, so if it hasn’t been installed already. Now would be a really great time to do so.

Mozilla Vulnerabilities

Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey contain multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities could allow attackers to execute code remotely, cause a DoS, access sensitive information, and in general control your browsing. The vulnerabilities are in version and prior. Thunderbird and SeaMonkey 1.1.7 are vulnerable to many of the same issues. Mozilla has made upgrade available.

Apache Tomcat; Firefox, Thunderbird Info Leak

Some vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat have been discovered. These vulnerabilities could allow for the manipulation of an SSL session or the disclosure of session ID’s. Administrators running Tomcat should update to version 5.5.26 or 6.0.16.
Multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey have been reported. These vulnerabilities could result in memory corruption, information exposure, directory traversal, and potentially other issues. A proof of concept exists for Firefox Users should update their Mozilla software to the latest version, and keep an eye out for any additional updates to this issue.

Novell Privilege Escalation, AIX Unspecified Vuln, Firefox Dialog Box

Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management (ESM) Security Client contains a vulnerability that could allow a local user to call cmd.exe thus giving them command line access and escalate privileges. The vulnerability is reported in version 3.5.  Administrators should upgrade to version

An unspecified vulnerability has been reported in IBM AIX. Hardly any detail is available except that it occurs when the wrong path name is passed to the “trustchk_block_write()” function and prevents trusted files from being modified. This issue is reported in AIX 6.1 and administrators are urged to apply APAR IZ12119.

When Firefox creates an authentication dialog box it displays the actual source of the website at the end of the dialog text, where other browsers may create it at the beginning. This could lead to luring unsuspecting users to phishing websites and stealing authentication credentials. Mozilla has assigned this a security rating of low. Users should be vigilant about where they put their authentication credentials and make sure it’s to the proper website.