Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-468-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 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 were discovered in the layout and JavaScript engines. By
tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-2867,
CVE-2007-2868)

A flaw was discovered in the form autocomplete feature. By tricking a
user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a
persistent denial of service. (CVE-2007-2869)

Nicolas Derouet discovered flaws in cookie handling. By tricking a
user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could force the
browser to consume large quantities of disk or memory while processing
long cookie paths. (CVE-2007-1362)

A flaw was discovered in the same-origin policy handling of the
addEventListener JavaScript method. A malicious web site could exploit
this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as
passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-2870)

Chris Thomas discovered a flaw in XUL popups. A malicious web site
could exploit this to spoof or obscure portions of the browser UI,
such as the location bar. (CVE-2007-2871).

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28068 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1362
CVE-2007-2867
CVE-2007-2868
CVE-2007-2869
CVE-2007-2870
CVE-2007-2871