Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : firefox regression (USN-398-4)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-398-2 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox 1.5. However, when
auto-filling saved-password login forms without a username field,
Firefox would crash. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 or SVG. (CVE-2006-6497,
CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502,
CVE-2006-6504)

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to
bypass Firefox's internal XSS protections by tricking the
user into opening a malicious web page containing
JavaScript. (CVE-2006-6503).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27986 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21668

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6497
CVE-2006-6498
CVE-2006-6499
CVE-2006-6501
CVE-2006-6502
CVE-2006-6503
CVE-2006-6504