Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-327-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 27905
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionVarious 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.
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)
for technical details of these vulnerabilities.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.