Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS : firefox, firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerabilities (USN-930-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

If was discovered that Firefox could be made to access freed memory.
If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote
attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-1121)

Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine of Firefox. If a
user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote attacker
could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1200,
CVE-2010-1201, CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203)

A flaw was discovered in the way plugin instances interacted. An
attacker could potentially exploit this and use one plugin to access
freed memory from a second plugin to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1198)

An integer overflow was discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked
into viewing a malicious site, an attacker could overflow a buffer and
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1196)

Martin Barbella discovered an integer overflow in an XSLT node sorting
routine. An attacker could exploit this to overflow a buffer and cause
a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1199)

Michal Zalewski discovered that the focus behavior of Firefox could be
subverted. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a
remote attacker could use this to capture keystrokes. (CVE-2010-1125)

Ilja van Sprundel discovered that the 'Content-Disposition:
attachment' HTTP header was ignored when 'Content-Type: multipart' was
also present. Under certain circumstances, this could potentially lead
to cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2010-1197)

Amit Klein discovered that Firefox did not seed its random number
generator often enough. An attacker could exploit this to identify and
track users across different websites. (CVE-2008-5913).

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true