Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : firefox, xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerabilities (USN-1251-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56775

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that CVE-2011-3004, which addressed possible privilege escalation in addons, also affected Firefox 3.6. An attacker could potentially exploit Firefox when an add-on was installed that used loadSubscript in vulnerable ways. (CVE-2011-3647)

Yosuke Hasegawa discovered that the Mozilla browser engine mishandled invalid sequences in the Shift-JIS encoding. A malicious website could possibly use this flaw this to steal data or inject malicious scripts into web content. (CVE-2011-3648)

Marc Schoenefeld discovered that using Firebug to profile a JavaScript file with many functions would cause Firefox to crash. An attacker might be able to exploit this without using the debugging APIs which would potentially allow an attacker to remotely crash the browser.
(CVE-2011-3650).

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/1251-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56775

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1251-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/11/11

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC: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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3004, CVE-2011-3647, CVE-2011-3648, CVE-2011-3650

BID: 50589, 50593, 50595

USN: 1251-1