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Ubuntu Security Notice 997-1
Posted Oct 20, 2010
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 997-1 - Paul Nickerson, Jesse Ruderman, Olli Pettay, Igor Bukanov, Josh Soref, Gary Kwong, Martijn Wargers, Siddharth Agarwal and Michal Zalewski discovered various flaws in the browser engine. An attacker could exploit this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. Alexander Miller, Sergey Glazunov, and others discovered several flaws in the JavaScript engine. An attacker could exploit this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. Robert Swiecki discovered that Firefox did not properly validate Gopher URLs. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file via Gopher, an attacker could possibly run arbitrary JavaScript. Eduardo Vela Nava discovered that Firefox could be made to violate the same-origin policy by using modal calls with JavaScript. An attacker could exploit this to steal information from another site. Dmitri GribenkoDmitri Gribenko discovered that Firefox did not properly setup the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, javascript
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3177, CVE-2010-3178, CVE-2010-3179, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3182, CVE-2010-3183
MD5 | fe2f4f6d78a07a4d351c8681f9a37abb
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