Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : firefox, firefox-{3.0,3.5}, xulrunner-1.9.{1,2} vulnerabilities (USN-1019-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 51114

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Synopsis

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

Description

Jesse Ruderman, Andreas Gal, Nils, Brian Hackett, and Igor Bukanov discovered several memory issues in the browser engine. An attacker could exploit these to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3776, CVE-2010-3777, CVE-2010-3778)

It was discovered that Firefox did not properly verify the about:blank location elements when it was opened via window.open(). An attacker could exploit this to run arbitrary code with chrome privileges.
(CVE-2010-3771)

It was discovered that Firefox did not properly handle <div>
elements when processing a XUL tree. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could exploit this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3772)

Marc Schoenefeld and Christoph Diehl discovered several problems when handling downloadable fonts. The new OTS font sanitizing library was added to mitigate these issues. (CVE-2010-3768)

Gregory Fleischer discovered that the Java LiveConnect script could be made to run in the wrong security context. An attacker could exploit this to read local files and run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3775)

Several problems were discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could exploit this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3766, CVE-2010-3767, CVE-2010-3773)

Michal Zalewski discovered that Firefox did not always properly handle displaying pages from network or certificate errors. An attacker could exploit this to spoof the location bar, such as in a phishing attack.
(CVE-2010-3774)

Yosuke Hasegawa and Masatoshi Kimura discovered that several character encodings would have some characters converted to angle brackets. An attacker could utilize this to perform cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2010-3770).

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/1019-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51114

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1019-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/10/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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:abrowser-branding, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-2-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-2-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-2-libthai, 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-branding, 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-gnome-support-dbg, 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-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-libthai, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-mozsymbols, 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-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9, 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-1.9.2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.2-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.2-testsuite, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.2-testsuite-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 12/9/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3766, CVE-2010-3767, CVE-2010-3768, CVE-2010-3770, CVE-2010-3771, CVE-2010-3772, CVE-2010-3773, CVE-2010-3774, CVE-2010-3775, CVE-2010-3776, CVE-2010-3777, CVE-2010-3778

BID: 45314, 45322

USN: 1019-1