View Full Version : USN-626-2: Devhelp, Epiphany, Midbrowser and Yelp update

August 4th, 2008, 02:40 PM
================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-626-2 August 04, 2008 devhelp, epiphany-browser, midbrowser, yelp update https://launchpad.net/bugs/253462 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS 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 8.04 LTS: devhelp 0.19-1ubuntu1.8.04.3 epiphany-gecko 2.22.2-0ubuntu0.8.04.5 midbrowser 0.3.0rc1a-1~8.04.2 yelp 2.22.1-0ubuntu2.8.04.2 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Devhelp, Epiphany, Midbrowser and Yelp to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: USN-626-1 fixed vulnerabilities in xulrunner-1.9. The changes required that Devhelp, Epiphany, Midbrowser and Yelp also be updated to use the new xulrunner-1.9. Original advisory details: A flaw was discovered in the browser engine. A variable could be made to overflow causing the browser to crash. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2785) Billy Rios discovered that Firefox and xulrunner, as used by browsers such as Epiphany, did not properly perform URI splitting with pipe symbols when passed a command-line URI. If Firefox or xulrunner were passed a malicious URL, an attacker may be able to execute local content with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-2933)

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