Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-1360-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 57934
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAndrew 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.