Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Justin Schuh, Tom Cross and Peter Williams discovered errors in the
Firefox URL parsing routines. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted hyperlink, an attacker could overflow a stack buffer and
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-0016)
It was discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could be
bypassed. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an
different website. (CVE-2008-3835)
allow an attacker to execute scripts from page content with chrome
Paul Nickerson discovered Firefox did not properly process mouse click
events. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an
attacker could move the content window, which could potentially be
used to force a user to perform unintended drag and drop operations.
Several problems were discovered in the browser engine. This could
allow an attacker to execute code with chrome privileges.
(CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060)
Drew Yao, David Maciejak and other Mozilla developers found several
problems in the browser engine of Firefox. 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-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062,
processing certain BOM characters. An attacker could exploit this to
bypass script filters and perform cross-site scripting attacks.
Gareth Heyes discovered a flaw in the HTML parser of Firefox. If a
user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could
bypass script filtering and perform cross-site scripting attacks.
Boris Zbarsky and Georgi Guninski independently discovered flaws in
the resource: protocol. An attacker could exploit this to perform
directory traversal, read information about the system, and prompt the
user to save information in a file. (CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)
Billy Hoffman discovered a problem in the XBM decoder. If a user were
tricked into opening a malicious web page or XBM file, an attacker may
be able to cause a denial of service via application crash.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true