Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-728-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Glenn Randers-Pehrson discovered that the embedded libpng in Firefox
did not properly initialize pointers. If a user were tricked into
viewing a malicious website with a crafted PNG file, a remote attacker
could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0040)

Martijn Wargers, Jesse Ruderman, Josh Soref, Gary Kwong, and Timothee
Groleau discovered flaws in the browser engine. If a user were tricked
into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0771,
CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0773, CVE-2009-0774)

A flaw was discovered in Firefox's garbage collection process. Under
certain circumstances a remote attacker could exploit this to cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0775)

Georgi Guninski discovered a flaw when Firefox performed a
cross-domain redirect. An attacker could bypass the same-origin policy
in Firefox by utilizing nsIRDFService and steal private data from
users authenticated to the redirected website. (CVE-2009-0776)

Masahiro Yamada discovered that Firefox did not display control
characters in the location bar. An attacker could exploit this to
spoof the location bar, such as in a phishing attack. (CVE-2009-0777).

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 : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38036 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33827
33990

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0040
CVE-2009-0771
CVE-2009-0772
CVE-2009-0773
CVE-2009-0774
CVE-2009-0775
CVE-2009-0776
CVE-2009-0777