Risks
Advisories
Browse
or
or
Ubuntu Security Notice - unity-firefox-extension vulnerability (USN-1639-1)
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1639-1
November 22, 2012

unity-firefox-extension vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 12.10

Summary:

unity-firefox-extension could be made to crash or run programs as your
login if it opened a malicious website.

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

Details:

It was discovered that unity-firefox-extension incorrectly handled certain
callbacks. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
unity-firefox-extension to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  xul-ext-unity                   2.4.1-0ubuntu1.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1639-1
  CVE-2012-0960

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-firefox-extension/2.4.1-0ubuntu1.1




Spotlight

Whitepaper: Zero Trust approach to network security

Posted on 20 November 2014.  |  Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Nov 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //