Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-468-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28068
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
A flaw was discovered in the form autocomplete feature. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a persistent denial of service. (CVE-2007-2869)
Nicolas Derouet discovered flaws in cookie handling. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could force the browser to consume large quantities of disk or memory while processing long cookie paths. (CVE-2007-1362)
Chris Thomas discovered a flaw in XUL popups. A malicious website could exploit this to spoof or obscure portions of the browser UI, such as the location bar. (CVE-2007-2871).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.