Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerabilities (USN-1401-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 58397
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that a flaw in the Mozilla SVG implementation could result in an out-of-bounds memory access if SVG elements were removed during a DOMAttrModified event handler. 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. (CVE-2011-3658)

Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Gecko Rendering Engine's handling of SVG animations. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the Xulrunner based application. (CVE-2012-0457)

Atte Kettunen discovered an out of bounds read vulnerability in the Gecko Rendering Engine's handling of SVG Filters. An attacker could potentially exploit this to make data from the user's memory accessible to the page content. (CVE-2012-0456)

Soroush Dalili discovered that the Gecko Rendering Engine did not adequately protect against dropping JavaScript links onto a frame. A remote attacker could, through cross-site scripting (XSS), exploit this to modify the contents of the frame or steal confidential data.
(CVE-2012-0455)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered that the Home button accepted JavaScript links to set the browser Home page. An attacker could use this vulnerability to get the script URL loaded in the privileged about:sessionrestore context. (CVE-2012-0458)

Bob Clary, Vincenzo Iozzo, and Willem Pinckaers discovered memory safety issues affecting Firefox. 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 Firefox. (CVE-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0464).

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/1401-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58397

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1401-1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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: 3/19/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2011

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Firefox nsSVGValue Out-of-Bounds Access Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3658, CVE-2012-0455, CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0457, CVE-2012-0458, CVE-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0464

BID: 51138, 52458, 52459, 52460, 52461, 52464, 52465

USN: 1401-1