Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Andrew McCreight and Olli Pettay discovered a use-after-free
vulnerability in the XBL bindings. An attacker could exploit this to
cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially
execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox.
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.
Update the affected firefox package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5