Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : firefox regression (USN-398-4)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27986


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


USN-398-2 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox 1.5. However, when auto-filling saved-password login forms without a username field, Firefox would crash. This update fixes the problem.

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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).

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: 27986

File Name: ubuntu_USN-398-4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, 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: 2007/01/26

Reference Information

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

BID: 21668

USN: 398-4

CWE: 94