Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2538-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the implementation of typed array bounds
checking in the JavaScript just-in-time compilation. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacked could
exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-0817)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered a flaw in the processing of SVG format
content navigation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially
crafted website, an attacker could exploit this to run arbitrary
script in a privileged context. (CVE-2015-0818).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82022 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73263

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0817

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