USN-717-2: Firefox vulnerabilities

10 February 2009

Firefox vulnerabilities

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Details

A flaw was discovered in the browser engine when restoring closed tabs. If a
user were tricked into restoring a tab to a malicious website with form input
controls, an attacker could steal local files on the user's system.
(CVE-2009-0355)

Wladimir Palant discovered that Firefox did not restrict access to cookies in
HTTP response headers. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web
page, a remote attacker could view sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0357)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Firefox to effect the
necessary changes.

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