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

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 :

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).

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: 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