Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerability (USN-811-1)

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 :

Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian discovered that Firefox did not properly
display invalid URLs. If a user were tricked into accessing a
malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to spoof the
location bar, such as in a phishing attack. Furthermore, if the
malicious website had a valid SSL certificate, Firefox would display
the spoofed page as trusted.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40492 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2654