Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-1360-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57934


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


Andrew McCreight and Olli Pettay discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the XBL bindings. 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 Firefox.

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.


Update the affected firefox package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57934

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1360-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/14

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0452

OSVDB: 79216

USN: 1360-1