Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : firefox regression (USN-546-2)

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 :

USN-546-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The upstream update
included a faulty patch which caused the drawImage method of the
canvas element to fail. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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. (CVE-2007-5960).

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: 29236 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5947
CVE-2007-5959
CVE-2007-5960

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