Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : firefox, firefox-3.0, firefox-3.5, xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerabilities (USN-1112-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 55070

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the memory handling of certain types of content. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox.
(CVE-2011-0081)

It was discovered that Firefox incorrectly handled certain JavaScript requests. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0069)

Ian Beer discovered a vulnerability in the memory handling of a certain types of documents. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0070)

Bob Clary, Henri Sivonen, Marco Bonardo, Mats Palmgren and Jesse Ruderman discovered several memory vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0080)

Aki Helin discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the HTML rendering code. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0074, CVE-2011-0075)

Ian Beer discovered multiple overflow vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0077, CVE-2011-0078)

Martin Barbella discovered a memory vulnerability in the handling of certain DOM elements. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0072)

It was discovered that there were use-after-free vulnerabilities in Firefox's mChannel and mObserverList objects. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0065, CVE-2011-0066)

It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the handling of the nsTreeSelection element. An attacker serving malicious content could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0073)

Paul Stone discovered a vulnerability in the handling of Java applets.
An attacker could use this to mimic interaction with form autocomplete controls and steal entries from the form history. (CVE-2011-0067)

Soroush Dalili discovered a vulnerability in the resource: protocol.
This could potentially allow an attacker to load arbitrary files that were accessible to the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0071)

Chris Evans discovered a vulnerability in Firefox's XSLT generate-id() function. An attacker could possibly use this vulnerability to make other attacks more reliable. (CVE-2011-1202).

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 firefox and / or xulrunner-1.9.2 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1112-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55070

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1112-1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xulrunner-1.9.2, 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: 2011/04/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/03/10

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox "nsTreeRange" Dangling Pointer Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0065, CVE-2011-0066, CVE-2011-0067, CVE-2011-0069, CVE-2011-0070, CVE-2011-0071, CVE-2011-0072, CVE-2011-0073, CVE-2011-0074, CVE-2011-0075, CVE-2011-0077, CVE-2011-0078, CVE-2011-0080, CVE-2011-0081, CVE-2011-1202

USN: 1112-1