USN-1600-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

9 October 2012

firefox vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Multiple security issues were fixed in Firefox.

Software Description

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

Henrik Skupin, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, Soroush Dalili and others discovered several memory corruption flaws in Firefox. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-3982, CVE-2012-3983, CVE-2012-3988, CVE-2012-3989)

David Bloom and Jordi Chancel discovered that Firefox did not always properly handle the <select> element. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct URL spoofing and clickjacking attacks. (CVE-2012-3984)

Collin Jackson discovered that Firefox did not properly follow the HTML5 specification for document.domain behavior. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via javascript execution. (CVE-2012-3985)

Johnny Stenback discovered that Firefox did not properly perform security checks on test methods for DOMWindowUtils. (CVE-2012-3986)

Alice White discovered that the security checks for GetProperty could be bypassed when using JSAPI. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-3991)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered a history state error in Firefox. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof the location property to inject script or intercept posted data. (CVE-2012-3992)

Mariusz Mlynski and others discovered several flaws in Firefox that allowed a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-3993, CVE-2012-3994, CVE-2012-4184)

Abhishek Arya, Atte Kettunen and others discovered several memory flaws in Firefox when using the Address Sanitizer tool. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could cause Firefox to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-3990, CVE-2012-3995, CVE-2012-4179, CVE-2012-4180, CVE-2012-4181, CVE-2012-4182, CVE-2012-4183, CVE-2012-4185, CVE-2012-4186, CVE-2012-4187, CVE-2012-4188)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
firefox - 16.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
Ubuntu 11.10
firefox - 16.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
Ubuntu 11.04
firefox - 16.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
firefox - 16.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References