Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-717-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353)

A flaw was discovered in the JavaScript engine. An attacker could
bypass the same-origin policy in Firefox by utilizing a chrome XBL
method and execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another
website. (CVE-2009-0354)

A flaw was discovered in the browser engine when restoring closed
tabs. If a user were tricked into restoring a tab to a malicious
website with form input controls, an attacker could steal local files
on the user's system. (CVE-2009-0355)

Wladimir Palant discovered that Firefox did not restrict access to
cookies in HTTP response headers. If a user were tricked into opening
a malicious web page, a remote attacker could view sensitive
information. (CVE-2009-0357)

Paul Nel discovered that Firefox did not honor certain Cache-Control
HTTP directives. A local attacker could exploit this to view private
data in improperly cached pages of another user. (CVE-2009-0358).

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37217 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33598

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0352
CVE-2009-0353
CVE-2009-0354
CVE-2009-0355
CVE-2009-0357
CVE-2009-0358

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