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

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 :

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 website 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 website
could exploit this to spoof or obscure portions of the browser UI,
such as the location bar. (CVE-2007-2871).

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: 28068 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24242

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

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