Ubuntu 1758-1: Firefox vulnerability

    Date08 Mar 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious 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
    
    
    
    
    
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