USN-602-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

22 April 2008

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • firefox


Flaws were discovered in Firefox which could lead to crashes during JavaScript garbage collection. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker may be able to crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2008-1380)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
firefox -
Ubuntu 7.04
firefox -
Ubuntu 6.10
firefox -
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
firefox - 1.5.dfsg+

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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