Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2009-1)

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 a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could
possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application
crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-1739, CVE-2013-5590,
CVE-2013-5591, CVE-2013-5592)

Jordi Chancel discovered that HTML select elements could display
arbitrary content. An attacker could potentially exploit this to
conduct URL spoofing or clickjacking attacks (CVE-2013-5593)

Abhishek Arya discovered a crash when processing XSLT data in some
circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox.
(CVE-2013-5604)

Dan Gohman discovered a flaw in the JavaScript engine. When combined
with other vulnerabilities, an attacked could possibly exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Firefox. (CVE-2013-5595)

Ezra Pool discovered a crash on extremely large pages. An attacked
could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5596)

Byoungyoung Lee discovered a use-after-free when updating the offline
cache. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of
service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5597)

Cody Crews discovered a way to append an iframe in to an embedded PDF
object displayed with PDF.js. An attacked could potentially exploit
this to read local files, leading to information disclosure.
(CVE-2013-5598)

Multiple use-after-free flaws were discovered in Firefox. An attacker
could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via
application crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601)

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the JavaScript engine when
using workers with direct proxies. An attacker could potentially
exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Firefox. (CVE-2013-5602)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free when interacting with HTML
document templates. An attacker could potentially exploit this to
cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2013-5603).

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

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