USN-717-3: Firefox vulnerabilities

11 February 2009

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • firefox

Details

Kojima Hajime discovered that Firefox did not properly handle an escaped null character. An attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to bypass script sanitization. (CVE-2008-5510)

Wladimir Palant discovered that Firefox did not restrict access to cookies in HTTP response headers. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, a remote attacker could view sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0357)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
firefox - 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.15~prepatch080614j-0ubuntu1

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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