Ubuntu: 1758-1: Firefox vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened amalicious website.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1758-1
March 08, 2013

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

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
malicious website.

Software Description:
- firefox: Mozilla Open Source web browser

Details:

It was discovered that Firefox contained a memory safety issue. If a user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted page with the HTML editor, a
remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  firefox                         19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  firefox                         19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

Ubuntu 11.10:
  firefox                         19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  firefox                         19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1758-1
  CVE-2013-0787, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1152052

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/19.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1