Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerabilities (USN-1353-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 57874
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Synopsis

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

Description

Jesse Ruderman and Bob Clary discovered memory safety issues affecting the Gecko Browser engine. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Xulrunner. (CVE-2012-0442)

It was discovered that the Gecko Browser engine did not properly handle node removal in the DOM. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Xulrunner. (CVE-2011-3659)

It was discovered that memory corruption could occur during the decoding of Ogg Vorbis files. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Xulrunner. (CVE-2012-0444)

Nicolas Gregoire and Aki Helin discovered that when processing a malformed embedded XSLT stylesheet, Xulrunner can crash due to memory corruption. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Xulrunner. (CVE-2012-0449)

Gregory Fleischer discovered that requests using IPv6 hostname syntax through certain proxies might generate errors. An attacker might be able to use this to read sensitive data from the error messages.
(CVE-2011-3670).

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 xulrunner-1.9.2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1353-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 57874

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1353-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/9/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/8/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/1/2012

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Metasploit (Firefox 8/9 AttributeChildRemoved() Use-After-Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3659, CVE-2011-3670, CVE-2012-0442, CVE-2012-0444, CVE-2012-0449

BID: 51753, 51754, 51755, 51756, 51786

USN: 1353-1