Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : firefox, xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerability (USN-1197-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Dutch Certificate Authority DigiNotar had
mis-issued multiple fraudulent certificates. These certificates could
allow an attacker to perform a 'man in the middle' (MITM) attack which
would make the user believe their connection is secure, but is
actually being monitored.

For the protection of its users, Mozilla has removed the DigiNotar
certificate. Sites using certificates issued by DigiNotar will need to
seek another certificate vendor.

We are currently aware of a regression that blocks one of two Staat
der Nederlanden root certificates which are believed to still be
secure. This regression is being tracked at
https://launchpad.net/bugs/838322.

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 firefox and / or xulrunner-1.9.2 packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56036 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID:

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