Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : firefox, firefox-3.0, firefox-3.5 vulnerability (USN-1011-1)

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 :

Morten Krakvik discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in Firefox. If
a user were tricked into navigating to a malicious site, an attacker
could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as
the user invoking the program.

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50378 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3765