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

High Nessus Plugin ID 65104


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


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.

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.


Update the affected firefox package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65104

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1758-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0787

OSVDB: 90928

USN: 1758-1