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.

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28095 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25053

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3844