Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-1758-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Firefox contained a memory safety issue. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page with the HTML
editor, a remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65104 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0787