Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-493-1)

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 :

A flaw was discovered in handling of 'about:blank' windows used by
addons. A malicious website could exploit this to modify the contents,
or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of other web pages.
(CVE-2007-3844)

Jesper Johansson discovered that spaces and double-quotes were not
correctly handled when launching external programs. In rare
configurations, after tricking a user into opening a malicious web
page, an attacker could execute helpers with arbitrary arguments with
the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-3845).

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 : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28095 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25053
25142

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3844
CVE-2007-3845