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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 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).

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 : true