Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-895-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine 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-2010-0159)

Orlando Barrera II discovered a flaw in the Web Workers implementation
of Firefox. If a user were tricked into posting to a malicious
website, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2010-0160)

Alin Rad Pop discovered that Firefox's HTML parser would incorrectly
free memory under certain circumstances. If the browser could be made
to access these freed memory objects, an attacker could exploit this
to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2009-1571)

Hidetake Jo discovered that the showModalDialog in Firefox did not
always honor the same-origin policy. An attacker could exploit this to
run untrusted JavaScript from other domains. (CVE-2009-3988)

Georgi Guninski discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could
be bypassed by utilizing a crafted SVG image. If a user were tricked
into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to
read data from other domains. (CVE-2010-0162).

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: 44655 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1571
CVE-2009-3988
CVE-2010-0159
CVE-2010-0160
CVE-2010-0162