Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-576-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 30252

Synopsis

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

Description

Various flaws were discovered in the browser and JavaScript engine. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413)

Flaws were discovered in the file upload form control. A malicious website could force arbitrary files from the user's computer to be uploaded without consent. (CVE-2008-0414)

Various flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could escalate privileges within the browser, perform cross-site scripting attacks and/or execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
(CVE-2008-0415)

Various flaws were discovered in character encoding handling. If a user were ticked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2008-0416)

Justin Dolske discovered a flaw in the password saving mechanism. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could corrupt the user's stored passwords. (CVE-2008-0417)

Gerry Eisenhaur discovered that the chrome URI scheme did not properly guard against directory traversal. Under certain circumstances, an attacker may be able to load files or steal session data. Ubuntu is not vulnerable in the default installation. (CVE-2008-0418)

David Bloom discovered flaws in the way images are treated by the browser. A malicious website could exploit this to steal the user's history information, crash the browser and/or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-0419)

Flaws were discovered in the BMP decoder. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted BMP file, an attacker could obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0420)

Michal Zalewski discovered flaws with timer-enabled security dialogs.
A malicious website could force the user to confirm a security dialog without explicit consent. (CVE-2008-0591)

It was discovered that Firefox mishandled locally saved plain text files. By tricking a user into saving a specially crafted text file, an attacker could prevent the browser from displaying local files with a .txt extension. (CVE-2008-0592)

Martin Straka discovered flaws in stylesheet handling after a 302 redirect. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could obtain sensitive URL parameters. (CVE-2008-0593)

Emil Ljungdahl and Lars-Olof Moilanen discovered that a web forgery warning dialog wasn't displayed under certain circumstances. A malicious website could exploit this to conduct phishing attacks against the user. (CVE-2008-0594).

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/576-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30252

File Name: ubuntu_USN-576-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/11

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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: 2008/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0414, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0416, CVE-2008-0417, CVE-2008-0418, CVE-2008-0419, CVE-2008-0420, CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0592, CVE-2008-0593, CVE-2008-0594

USN: 576-1

CWE: 20, 22, 79, 94, 200, 399