Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : firefox vulnerability (USN-2571-1)

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 :

Robert Kaiser discovered a use-after-free during plugin initialization
in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a
specially crafted website, 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-2015-2706).

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83086 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2706

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