Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-1758-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65104

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Firefox contained a memory safety issue. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page with the HTML editor, a remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1758-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65104

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1758-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0787

USN: 1758-1