USN-1608-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1608-1

11th October, 2012

firefox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Firefox.

Software description

  • firefox - Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details

It was discovered that the browser engine used in Firefox contained a
memory corruption flaw. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted web page, a remote attacker could cause Firefox to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2012-4191)

It was discovered that Firefox allowed improper access to the Location
object. An attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2012-4192)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
firefox 16.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
Ubuntu 11.10:
firefox 16.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
Ubuntu 11.04:
firefox 16.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
firefox 16.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

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

After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make
all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2012-4191, CVE-2012-4192, LP: 1065285