Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : firefox, firefox-3.0, firefox-3.5, xulrunner-1.9.1, xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerabilities (USN-975-1)

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 dangling pointer vulnerabilities were discovered in Firefox.
An attacker could exploit this to crash the browser or possibly run
arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-2760,
CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-3167)

Blake Kaplan and Michal Zalewski discovered several weaknesses in the
XPCSafeJSObjectWrapper (SJOW) security wrapper. If a user were tricked
into viewing a malicious site, a remote attacker could use this to run
arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges. (CVE-2010-2762)

Matt Haggard discovered that Firefox did not honor same-origin policy
when processing the statusText property of an XMLHttpRequest object.
If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote
attacker could use this to gather information about servers on
internal private networks. (CVE-2010-2764)

Chris Rohlf discovered an integer overflow when Firefox processed the
HTML frameset element. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
site, a remote attacker could use this to crash the browser or
possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2010-2765)

Several issues were discovered in the browser engine. If a user were
tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote attacker could use
this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2010-2766, CVE-2010-3168)

David Huang and Collin Jackson discovered that the <object> tag could
override the charset of a framed HTML document in another origin. An
attacker could utilize this to perform cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2010-2768)

Paul Stone discovered that with designMode enabled an HTML selection
containing JavaScript could be copied and pasted into a document and
have the JavaScript execute within the context of the site where the
code was dropped. An attacker could utilize this to perform cross-site
scripting attacks. (CVE-2010-2769)

A buffer overflow was discovered in Firefox when processing text runs.
If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote
attacker could use this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary
code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3166)

Peter Van der Beken, Jason Oster, Jesse Ruderman, Igor Bukanov, Jeff
Walden, Gary Kwong and Olli Pettay discovered several flaws in the
browser engine. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site,
a remote attacker could use this to crash the browser or possibly run
arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3169).

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 : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true