Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-1367-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 58034
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-1367-1 fixed vulnerabilities in libpng. This provides the corresponding update for Firefox.

Jueri Aedla discovered that libpng did not properly verify the size used when allocating memory during chunk decompression. If a user or automated system using libpng were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-3026).

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Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1367-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58034

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1367-2.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/20/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3026

BID: 52049

USN: 1367-2