Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-327-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 27905


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into opening a malicious URL. (CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3811, CVE-2006-3812)

cross-site scripting vulnerabilities were found in the XPCNativeWrapper() function and native DOM method handlers. A malicious website could exploit these to modify the contents or steal confidential data (such as passwords) from other opened web pages.
(CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3810)

A bug was found in the script handler for automatic proxy configuration. A malicious proxy could send scripts which could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2006-3808)

Please see

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Fi refox

for technical details of these vulnerabilities.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 27905

File Name: ubuntu_USN-327-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnspr-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnspr4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-firefox-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/25

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mozilla Suite/Firefox Navigator Object Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3808, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3810, CVE-2006-3811, CVE-2006-3812, CVE-2007-1794

OSVDB: 27558, 27559, 27560, 27561, 27562, 27564, 27565, 27566, 27567, 27568, 27569, 27570, 27571, 27572, 27573, 27574, 27575, 27576, 27577, 94469, 94470, 94471, 94472, 94473, 94474, 94475

USN: 327-1