Ubuntu: 1665-1: unity-firefox-extension vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu unity-firefox-extension could be made to expose sensitive information overthe network.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1665-1
December 13, 2012

unity-firefox-extension vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.10


unity-firefox-extension could be made to expose sensitive information over
the network.

Software Description:
- unity-firefox-extension: Firefox extension: Unity Integration


It was discovered that unity-firefox-extension bypassed the same origin
policy checks in certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening
a malicious page, an attacker could exploit this to steal confidential data
or perform other security-sensitive operations.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  xul-ext-unity                   2.4.1-0ubuntu1.2

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


Package Information: