Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-1360-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57934 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0452