Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1600-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Henrik Skupin, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, Soroush Dalili and
others discovered several memory corruption flaws in Firefox. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote
attacker could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary
code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-3982, CVE-2012-3983,
CVE-2012-3988, CVE-2012-3989)

David Bloom and Jordi Chancel discovered that Firefox did not always
properly handle the <select> element. A remote attacker could exploit
this to conduct URL spoofing and clickjacking attacks. (CVE-2012-3984)

Collin Jackson discovered that Firefox did not properly follow the
HTML5 specification for document.domain behavior. A remote attacker
could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via
JavaScript execution. (CVE-2012-3985)

Johnny Stenback discovered that Firefox did not properly perform
security checks on test methods for DOMWindowUtils. (CVE-2012-3986)

Alice White discovered that the security checks for GetProperty could
be bypassed when using JSAPI. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2012-3991)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered a history state error in Firefox. A remote
attacker could exploit this to spoof the location property to inject
script or intercept posted data. (CVE-2012-3992)

Mariusz Mlynski and others discovered several flaws in Firefox that
allowed a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks. (CVE-2012-3993, CVE-2012-3994, CVE-2012-4184)

Abhishek Arya, Atte Kettunen and others discovered several memory
flaws in Firefox when using the Address Sanitizer tool. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker
could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as
the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-3990, CVE-2012-3995,
CVE-2012-4179, CVE-2012-4180, CVE-2012-4181, CVE-2012-4182,
CVE-2012-4183, CVE-2012-4185, CVE-2012-4186, CVE-2012-4187,
CVE-2012-4188).

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true