Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1620-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62733
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMariusz Mlynski and others discovered several flaws in Firefox that allowed a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-4194, CVE-2012-4195)
Antoine Delignat-Lavaud discovered a flaw in the way Firefox handled the Location object. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, a remote attacker could exploit this to bypass security protections and perform cross-origin reading of the Location object.
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SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.