Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-490-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28092

Synopsis

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

Description

Various flaws were discovered in the layout and JavaScript engines. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-3734, CVE-2007-3735)

Flaws were discovered in the JavaScript methods addEventListener and setTimeout which could be used to inject script into another site in violation of the browser's same-origin policy. A malicious website could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3736)

Ronen Zilberman and Michal Zalewski discovered timing attacks in the JavaScript engine's use of about:blank frames. A malicious website could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3089)

A flaw was discovered in the JavaScript event handling code. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-3737)

Ronald van den Heetkamp discovered that filename URLs including an encoded null byte could confuse the extension matching code. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary helper programs. (CVE-2007-3285)

Michal Zalewski discovered flaws in the same-origin handling of cached 'wyciwyg://' documents. A malicious website could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of other web pages. (CVE-2007-3656)

Various flaws were discovered in the XPCNativeWrapper method. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-3738).

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/490-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28092

File Name: ubuntu_USN-490-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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:firefox-libthai, 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:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3089, CVE-2007-3285, CVE-2007-3656, CVE-2007-3734, CVE-2007-3735, CVE-2007-3736, CVE-2007-3737, CVE-2007-3738

USN: 490-1

CWE: 200, 264