Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-2893-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88711
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJason Pang discovered that service workers intercept responses to plugin network requests made through the browser. An attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same origin restrictions using the Flash plugin. (CVE-2016-1949).
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SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.