USN-1011-3: Xulrunner vulnerability

29 October 2010

A Xulrunner application could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • xulrunner-1.9.1 - XUL + XPCOM application runner
  • xulrunner-1.9.2 - XUL + XPCOM application runner

Details

USN-1011-1 fixed a vulnerability in Firefox. This update provides the
corresponding update for Xulrunner.

Original advisory details:

Morten Krakvik discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in Firefox. If a
user were tricked into navigating to a malicious site, an attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user
invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use Xulrunner to make all the necessary changes.

References

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