USN-398-2: Firefox vulnerabilities

3 January 2007

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description

Details

USN-398-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox 2.0. This update provides the corresponding updates for Firefox 1.5.

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into opening a malicious web page containing JavaScript or SVG. (CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6504)

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to bypass Firefox’s internal XSS protections by tricking the user into opening a malicious web page containing JavaScript. (CVE-2006-6503)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
firefox - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.6.06
firefox-dev - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.6.06
libnspr-dev - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.6.06
libnspr4 - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.6.06
libnss-dev - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.6.06
libnss3 - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.6.06
Ubuntu 5.10
firefox - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.5.10
firefox-dev - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.5.10

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

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

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