USN-895-1: Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner 1.9 vulnerabilities

17 February 2010

Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner 1.9 vulnerabilities

Releases

Packages

  • firefox-3.0 -
  • xulrunner-1.9 -

Details

Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine of Firefox. If a user
were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0159)

Orlando Barrera II discovered a flaw in the Web Workers implementation of
Firefox. If a user were tricked into posting to a malicious website, an
attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0160)

Alin Rad Pop discovered that Firefox's HTML parser would incorrectly free
memory under certain circumstances. If the browser could be made to access
these freed memory objects, an attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-1571)

Hidetake Jo discovered that the showModalDialog in Firefox did not always
honor the same-origin policy. An attacker could exploit this to run
untrusted JavaScript from other domains. (CVE-2009-3988)

Georgi Guninski discovered that the same-origin check in Firefox could be
bypassed by utilizing a crafted SVG image. If a user were tricked into
viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to read data
from other domains. (CVE-2010-0162)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Firefox and any
applications that use xulrunner to effect the necessary changes.