Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. These problems
could allow an attacker to crash the browser and possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5500)
Boris Zbarsky discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could
be bypassed by utilizing XBL-bindings. An attacker could exploit this
to read data from other domains. (CVE-2008-5503)
Marius Schilder discovered that Firefox did not properly handle
redirects to an outside domain when an XMLHttpRequest was made to a
same-origin resource. It's possible that sensitive information could
be revealed in the XMLHttpRequest response. (CVE-2008-5506)
Chris Evans discovered that Firefox did not properly protect a user's
into opening a malicious website, an attacker may be able to steal a
limited amount of private data. (CVE-2008-5507)
tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could exploit
another website or with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-5511,
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 65111 ()
Bugtraq ID: 32882
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5500CVE-2008-5501CVE-2008-5502CVE-2008-5503CVE-2008-5504CVE-2008-5505CVE-2008-5506CVE-2008-5507CVE-2008-5508CVE-2008-5510CVE-2008-5511CVE-2008-5512CVE-2008-5513
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