Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Martijn Wargers, Josh Soref, Jesse Ruderman, and Ehsan Akhgari
discovered flaws 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-2010-0173,
It was discovered that Firefox could be made to access previously
freed memory. 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-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177)
Paul Stone discovered that Firefox could be made to change a mouse
click into a drag and drop event. If the user could be tricked into
performing this action twice on a crafted website, an attacker could
It was discovered that the XMLHttpRequestSpy module as used by the
Firebug add-on could be used to escalate privileges within the
browser. If the user had the Firebug add-on installed and were tricked
into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could potentially run
Henry Sudhof discovered that an image tag could be used as a redirect
to a mailto: URL to launch an external mail handler. (CVE-2010-0181)
Wladimir Palant discovered that Firefox did not always perform
security checks on XML content. An attacker could exploit this to
bypass security policies to load certain resources. (CVE-2010-0182).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 45484 ()
Bugtraq ID: 39122391233912439125391283913339137
CVE ID: CVE-2010-0173CVE-2010-0174CVE-2010-0175CVE-2010-0176CVE-2010-0177CVE-2010-0178CVE-2010-0179CVE-2010-0181CVE-2010-0182
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