Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3155-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple security vulnerabilities were discovered in Firefox. If a
user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an
attacker could potentially exploit these to conduct cross-site
scripting (XSS) attacks, obtain sensitive information, cause a denial
of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-9080, CVE-2016-9893, CVE-2016-9894, CVE-2016-9895,
CVE-2016-9896, CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898, CVE-2016-9899,
CVE-2016-9900, CVE-2016-9901, CVE-2016-9902, CVE-2016-9903,
CVE-2016-9904).

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 : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

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