Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-690-3)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65111


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. These problems could allow an attacker to crash the browser and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5500)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could be bypassed by utilizing XBL-bindings. An attacker could exploit this to read data from other domains. (CVE-2008-5503)

Marius Schilder discovered that Firefox did not properly handle redirects to an outside domain when an XMLHttpRequest was made to a same-origin resource. It's possible that sensitive information could be revealed in the XMLHttpRequest response. (CVE-2008-5506)

Chris Evans discovered that Firefox did not properly protect a user's data when accessing a same-domain JavaScript URL that is redirected to an unparsable JavaScript off-site resource. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker may be able to steal a limited amount of private data. (CVE-2008-5507)

Several flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the context of another website or with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512).

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.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65111

File Name: ubuntu_USN-690-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnspr-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnspr4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-firefox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-firefox-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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: 2008/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5504, CVE-2008-5505, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5510, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513

BID: 32882

OSVDB: 51284, 51285, 51286, 51287, 51288, 51289, 51290, 51291, 51292, 51293, 51294, 51295, 51296, 51297

USN: 690-3

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 399