Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-351-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into opening
a malicious web page containing JavaScript. (CVE-2006-4253,
CVE-2006-4565, CVE-2006-4566, CVE-2006-4568, CVE-2006-4569
CVE-2006-4571)

The NSS library did not sufficiently check the padding of PKCS #1 v1.5
signatures if the exponent of the public key is 3 (which is widely
used for CAs). This could be exploited to forge valid signatures
without the need of the secret key. (CVE-2006-4340)

Jon Oberheide reported a way how a remote attacker could trick users
into downloading arbitrary extensions with circumventing the normal
SSL certificate check. The attacker would have to be in a position to
spoof the victim's DNS, causing them to connect to sites of the
attacker's choosing rather than the sites intended by the victim. If
they gained that control and the victim accepted the attacker's cert
for the Mozilla update site, then the next update check could be
hijacked and redirected to the attacker's site without detection.
(CVE-2006-4567).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27931 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19849

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4253
CVE-2006-4340
CVE-2006-4565
CVE-2006-4566
CVE-2006-4567
CVE-2006-4568
CVE-2006-4569
CVE-2006-4571
CVE-2006-5462