USN-398-2: Firefox vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-398-2

3rd January, 2007

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

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 version:

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
libnss-dev 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.6.06
libnss3 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
Ubuntu 5.10:
firefox-dev 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.9-0ubuntu0.5.10
firefox 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.

References

CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504