Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : devhelp, epiphany-browser, midbrowser, yelp update (USN-626-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-626-1 fixed vulnerabilities in xulrunner-1.9. The changes required
that Devhelp, Epiphany, Midbrowser and Yelp also be updated to use the
new xulrunner-1.9.

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).

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: 33827 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2785
CVE-2008-2933