Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. These problems
could allow an attacker to crash the browser and possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501,
It was discovered that Firefox did not properly handle persistent
cookie data. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website,
an attacker could write persistent data in the user's browser and
track the user across browsing sessions. (CVE-2008-5505)
Marius Schilder discovered that Firefox did not properly handle
redirects to an outside domain when an XMLHttpRequest was made to a
same-origin resource. It's possible that sensitive information could
be revealed in the XMLHttpRequest response. (CVE-2008-5506)
Chris Evans discovered that Firefox did not properly protect a user's
into opening a malicious website, an attacker may be able to steal a
limited amount of private data. (CVE-2008-5507)
Chip Salzenberg, Justin Schuh, Tom Cross, and Peter William discovered
Firefox did not properly parse URLs when processing certain control
Kojima Hajime discovered that Firefox did not properly handle an
escaped null character. An attacker may be able to exploit this flaw
to bypass script sanitization. (CVE-2008-5510)
tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could exploit
another website or with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-5511,
Flaws were discovered in the session-restore feature of Firefox. If a
user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could
exploit this to perform cross-site scripting attacks or execute
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 :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 36262 ()
Bugtraq ID: 32882
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5500CVE-2008-5501CVE-2008-5502CVE-2008-5505CVE-2008-5506CVE-2008-5507CVE-2008-5508CVE-2008-5510CVE-2008-5511CVE-2008-5512CVE-2008-5513
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