Ubuntu 6.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-398-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27984


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 web page containing JavaScript or SVG. (CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6504)

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to bypass Firefox's internal XSS protections by tricking the user into opening a malicious web page containing JavaScript. (CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6507)

Jared Breland discovered that the 'Feed Preview' feature could leak referrer information to remote servers. (CVE-2006-6506).

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: High

ID: 27984

File Name: ubuntu_USN-398-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-firefox-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-firefox-gnome-support, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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: 2007/01/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6500, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6506, CVE-2006-6507

BID: 21668

OSVDB: 31339, 31340, 31341, 31342, 31343, 31344, 31345, 31346, 31347, 31348

USN: 398-1

CWE: 94