Ubuntu 9.10 : firefox-3.5, xulrunner-1.9.1 vulnerabilities (USN-896-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44656



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


Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine of Firefox. 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-2010-0159)

Orlando Barrera II discovered a flaw in the Web Workers implementation of Firefox. If a user were tricked into posting to a malicious website, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0160)

Alin Rad Pop discovered that Firefox's HTML parser would incorrectly free memory under certain circumstances. If the browser could be made to access these freed memory objects, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1571)

Hidetake Jo discovered that the showModalDialog in Firefox did not always honor the same-origin policy. An attacker could exploit this to run untrusted JavaScript from other domains. (CVE-2009-3988)

Georgi Guninski discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could be bypassed by utilizing a crafted SVG image. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to read data from other domains. (CVE-2010-0162).

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44656

File Name: ubuntu_USN-896-1.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:abrowser-3.0-branding, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:abrowser-3.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:abrowser-3.1-branding, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:abrowser-3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:abrowser-3.5-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-3.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.1-branding, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.1-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.5-branding, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.5-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-3.5-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.1-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.1-testsuite, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.1-testsuite-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1571, CVE-2009-3988, CVE-2010-0159, CVE-2010-0160, CVE-2010-0162

BID: 38285, 38286, 38287, 38288, 38289

USN: 896-1

CWE: 79, 94, 264, 399