USN-717-2: Firefox vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/11/2009 03:55 AM

A new Firefox vulnerabilities update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-717-2 February 10, 2009
firefox-3.0 vulnerabilities
CVE-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0357

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 7.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

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

Ubuntu 7.10:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Firefox to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

A flaw was discovered in the browser engine when restoring closed tabs. If a
user were tricked into restoring a tab to a malicious website with form input
controls, an attacker could steal local files on the user's system.

Wladimir Palant discovered that Firefox did not restrict access to cookies in
HTTP response headers. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web
page, a remote attacker could view sensitive information. (CVE-2009-0357)

Updated packages for Ubuntu 7.10:

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 194096 3b0eb4a53c8a6f101d8e802172b35470
Size/MD5: 2410 1a4f7e3c168867fe00d15a9ab0fddbd0
Size/MD5: 37773218 99f6660ed9a5123b99deb71a4e542beb

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 201368 31cb5c6d1a08cc7ba16bb639c91a0aaf

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):
Size/MD5: 78163666 58624d232e8d4cfefd8aa0b3930f1645
Size/MD5: 3409228 2c70383c7fdb1c47dff030bcfc19c667
Size/MD5: 98652 96c04d01cb85d0e7bf7f6bd0a462217d
Size/MD5: 67370 d7c39e5768ab583dfd378dd8caaec8ad
Size/MD5: 10514542 e2848c8d832da591ee6738b6c83e46fe

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):
Size/MD5: 77307750 06d768c4f6ff11b0e9a767d9430d1167
Size/MD5: 3389432 6d0f9551aad0bf24730ce9e8bd0e43a8
Size/MD5: 91414 0e6b2a8b84b703e83daff329bec2aaa8
Size/MD5: 66320 509349c58bd38c4c8d5c3f01c5f854d8
Size/MD5: 9263558 5071f73cd799d6be6694ffc325ece112

lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):
Size/MD5: 77589024 34b1054c205c40487c6fb63a07b7f8ea
Size/MD5: 3387598 9f72cfde2387f9728124f32e82adab69
Size/MD5: 92266 b52a5d27e848f2b49642accce30457a1
Size/MD5: 66600 60206314a39b88285db5ff69efa2079c
Size/MD5: 9116162 08e770ab94d22ad21731033bb9569bc9

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):
Size/MD5: 80783090 7e7d643e7fba65302c52f6c250b826ac
Size/MD5: 3202874 ac1e5d66c385ddc6c52ac47d54408624
Size/MD5: 96388 1d752d1304bae4438e69e7176c853df7
Size/MD5: 67654 de86db9d630be0c23ac80d17bdc21552
Size/MD5: 10317856 2b66401173a009cfdc915156c3eafa7c

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