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Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
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).
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.
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: 33758 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2785CVE-2008-2933CVE-2008-2934
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