Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-623-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the browser engine. A variable could be made
to overflow causing the browser to crash. If a user were tricked into
opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2785)

Billy Rios discovered that Firefox did not properly perform URI
splitting with pipe symbols when passed a command-line URI. If Firefox
were passed a malicious URL, an attacker may be able to execute local
content with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-2933).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33544 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2785