Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-490-1)

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-2007-3734,
CVE-2007-3735)

Flaws were discovered in the JavaScript methods addEventListener and
setTimeout which could be used to inject script into another site in
violation of the browser's same-origin policy. A malicious website
could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data
(such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3736)

Ronen Zilberman and Michal Zalewski discovered timing attacks in the
JavaScript engine's use of about:blank frames. A malicious website
could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data
(such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3089)

A flaw was discovered in the JavaScript event handling code. By
tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-3737)

Ronald van den Heetkamp discovered that filename URLs including an
encoded null byte could confuse the extension matching code. By
tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could
execute arbitrary helper programs. (CVE-2007-3285)

Michal Zalewski discovered flaws in the same-origin handling of cached
'wyciwyg://' documents. A malicious website could exploit this to
modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords),
of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3656)

Various flaws were discovered in the XPCNativeWrapper method. By
tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-3738).

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28092 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3089
CVE-2007-3285
CVE-2007-3656
CVE-2007-3734
CVE-2007-3735
CVE-2007-3736
CVE-2007-3737
CVE-2007-3738

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