Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2538-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82022


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


A flaw was discovered in the implementation of typed array bounds checking in the JavaScript just-in-time compilation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacked could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2015-0817)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered a flaw in the processing of SVG format content navigation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this to run arbitrary script in a privileged context. (CVE-2015-0818).

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82022

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2538-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/24/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0817, CVE-2015-0818

BID: 73263, 73265

USN: 2538-1