Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-873-1)

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 :

Jesse Ruderman, Josh Soref, Martijn Wargers, Jose Angel, Olli Pettay,
and David James discovered several flaws in the browser and JavaScript
engines of Firefox. 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-2009-3979, CVE-2009-3981, CVE-2009-3986)

Takehiro Takahashi discovered flaws in the NTLM implementation in
Firefox. If an NTLM authenticated user visited a malicious website, a
remote attacker could send requests to other applications,
authenticated as the user. (CVE-2009-3983)

Jonathan Morgan discovered that Firefox did not properly display SSL
indicators under certain circumstances. This could be used by an
attacker to spoof an encrypted page, such as in a phishing attack.
(CVE-2009-3984)

Jordi Chancel discovered that Firefox did not properly display invalid
URLs for a blank page. 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. (CVE-2009-3985).

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 : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43366 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37361
37363
37365
37366
37367
37370

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3979
CVE-2009-3981
CVE-2009-3983
CVE-2009-3984
CVE-2009-3985
CVE-2009-3986