Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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 and xulrunner, as used by browsers
such as Epiphany, did not properly perform URI splitting with pipe
symbols when passed a command-line URI. If Firefox or xulrunner were
passed a malicious URL, an attacker may be able to execute local
content with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-2933).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33758 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2785CVE-2008-2933CVE-2008-2934
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