Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1608-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the browser engine used in Firefox contained a
memory corruption flaw. 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-2012-4191)

It was discovered that Firefox allowed improper access to the Location
object. An attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2012-4192).

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 package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62515 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55889

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4191
CVE-2012-4192

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