USN-1639-1: unity-firefox-extension vulnerability
22 November 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
unity-firefox-extension could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.
- unity-firefox-extension - Firefox extension: Unity Integration
It was discovered that unity-firefox-extension incorrectly handled certain callbacks. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause unity-firefox-extension to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.