Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-728-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 38036
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Synopsis

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

Description

Glenn Randers-Pehrson discovered that the embedded libpng in Firefox did not properly initialize pointers. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website with a crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0040)

Martijn Wargers, Jesse Ruderman, Josh Soref, Gary Kwong, and Timothee Groleau discovered flaws in the browser engine. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0771, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0773, CVE-2009-0774)

A flaw was discovered in Firefox's garbage collection process. Under certain circumstances a remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0775)

Georgi Guninski discovered a flaw when Firefox performed a cross-domain redirect. An attacker could bypass the same-origin policy in Firefox by utilizing nsIRDFService and steal private data from users authenticated to the redirected website. (CVE-2009-0776)

Masahiro Yamada discovered that Firefox did not display control characters in the location bar. An attacker could exploit this to spoof the location bar, such as in a phishing attack. (CVE-2009-0777).

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/728-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38036

File Name: ubuntu_USN-728-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:abrowser, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:abrowser-3.0-branding, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.0-branding, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.0-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.0-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.0-venkman, 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-granparadiso, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-granparadiso-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-granparadiso-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-granparadiso-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-libthai, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-trunk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-trunk-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-trunk-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-trunk-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-trunk-venkman, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9-venkman, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0771, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0773, CVE-2009-0774, CVE-2009-0775, CVE-2009-0776, CVE-2009-0777

BID: 33827, 33990

USN: 728-1

CWE: 20, 94, 200, 399