Ubuntu 11.04 : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1121-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 55079
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Boris Zbarsky, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Michael Wu, and Ted Mielczarek discovered multiple memory vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0079)

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)

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 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1121-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55079

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1121-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/10/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0069, CVE-2011-0070, CVE-2011-0079, CVE-2011-0081, CVE-2011-1202

USN: 1121-1