Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-765-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 38205
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the upstream security fixes in USN-764-1 introduced a regression which could cause the browser to crash. 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.