Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-798-1)

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 Firefox browser and JavaScript
engines. 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-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2464, CVE-2009-2465,
CVE-2009-2466, CVE-2009-2469)

Attila Suszter discovered a flaw in the way Firefox processed Flash
content. If a user were tricked into viewing and navigating within a
specially crafted Flash object, a remote attacker could cause a denial
of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-2467)

It was discovered that Firefox did not properly handle some SVG
content. An 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-2009-2469)

A flaw was discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user were tricked
into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this
perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2009-2472).

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40348 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2462
CVE-2009-2463
CVE-2009-2464
CVE-2009-2465
CVE-2009-2466
CVE-2009-2467
CVE-2009-2469
CVE-2009-2472

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