USN-1011-3: Xulrunner vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1011-3

28th October, 2010

xulrunner-1.9.1, xulrunner-1.9.2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary

A Xulrunner application could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • xulrunner-1.9.1 - XUL + XPCOM application runner
  • xulrunner-1.9.2 - XUL + XPCOM application runner

Details

USN-1011-1 fixed a vulnerability in Firefox. This update provides the
corresponding update for Xulrunner.

Original advisory details:

Morten Krakvik discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in Firefox. If a
user were tricked into navigating to a malicious site, an attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user
invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
xulrunner-1.9.2 1.9.2.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
xulrunner-1.9.2 1.9.2.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10:
xulrunner-1.9.1 1.9.1.15+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
xulrunner-1.9.2 1.9.2.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
xulrunner-1.9.2 1.9.2.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1

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

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use Xulrunner to make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2010-3765