Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1822-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple memory safety issues were discovered in Firefox. If the user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could
possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application
crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user
invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1669)

Cody Crews discovered that some constructors could be used to bypass
restrictions enforced by their Chrome Object Wrapper (COW). An
attacker could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks. (CVE-2013-1670)

It was discovered that the file input element could expose the full
local path under certain conditions. An attacker could potentially
exploit this to steal sensitive information. (CVE-2013-1671)

A use-after-free was discovered when resizing video content whilst it
is playing. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute code
with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-1674)

It was discovered that some DOMSVGZoomEvent functions could be used
without being properly initialized, which could lead to information
leakage. (CVE-2013-1675)

Abhishek Arya discovered multiple memory safety issues in Firefox. If
the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an
attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via
application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of
the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677,
CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681).

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 : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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