Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : firefox, firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-745-1)

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 :

It was discovered that Firefox did not properly perform XUL garbage
collection. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a
remote attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and 8.10. (CVE-2009-1044)

A flaw was discovered in the way Firefox performed XSLT
transformations. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted XSL
stylesheet, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-1169).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38148 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34181
34235

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1044
CVE-2009-1169