Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-546-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Firefox incorrectly associated redirected sites
as the origin of 'jar:' contents. A malicious website could exploit
this to modify or steal confidential data (such as passwords) from
other web sites. (CVE-2007-5947)

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-2007-5959)

Gregory Fleischer discovered that it was possible to use JavaScript to
manipulate Firefox's Referer header. A malicious website could exploit
this to conduct cross-site request forgeries against sites that relied
only on Referer headers for protection from such attacks.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28358 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5947