USN-1620-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

26 October 2012

Several security issues were fixed in Firefox.

Releases

Packages

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Mariusz Mlynski and others discovered several flaws in Firefox that allowed
a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
(CVE-2012-4194, CVE-2012-4195)

Antoine Delignat-Lavaud discovered a flaw in the way Firefox handled the
Location object. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
page, a remote attacker could exploit this to bypass security protections
and perform cross-origin reading of the Location object. (CVE-2012-4196)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make all the
necessary changes.

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