Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : firefox vulnerability (USN-2707-1)

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 :

Cody Crews discovered a way to violate the same-origin policy to
inject script in to a non-privileged part of the PDF viewer. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker
could exploit this to read sensitive information from local files.

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 : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85297 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4495

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