USN-717-3: Firefox vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-717-3

10th February, 2009

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • firefox


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 version:

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.


CVE-2008-5510, CVE-2009-0357