Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-2243-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Gary Kwong, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Hannes Verschore, Jan
de Mooij, Ryan VanderMeulen, Jeff Walden, Kyle Huey, Jesse Ruderman,
Gregor Wagner, Benoit Jacob and Karl Tomlinson discovered multiple
memory safety issues in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening
a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit
these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox.
(CVE-2014-1533, CVE-2014-1534)

Abhishek Arya discovered multiple use-after-free and out-of-bounds
read issues in Firefox. An attacker could potentially exploit these to
cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary
code with the priviliges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1536,
CVE-2014-1537, CVE-2014-1538)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in
the event listener manager. An attacker could potentially exploit this
to cause a denial of service via application crash or execute
arbitrary code with the priviliges of the user invoking Firefox.
(CVE-2014-1540)

A use-after-free was discovered in the SMIL animation controller. An
attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service
via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of
the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1541)

Holger Fuhrmannek discovered a buffer overflow in Web Audio. An
attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service
via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of
the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2014-1542).

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74493 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67964
67966
67968
67971
67978

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1533
CVE-2014-1534
CVE-2014-1536
CVE-2014-1537
CVE-2014-1538
CVE-2014-1540
CVE-2014-1541
CVE-2014-1542