Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : firefox-3.0, xulrunner-1.9 vulnerability (USN-811-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40492
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJuan Pablo Lopez Yacubian discovered that Firefox did not properly display invalid URLs. If a user were tricked into accessing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to spoof the location bar, such as in a phishing attack. Furthermore, if the malicious website had a valid SSL certificate, Firefox would display the spoofed page as trusted.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.