Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : firefox vulnerability (USN-2768-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Abdulrahman Alqabandi and Ben Kelly discovered that the fetch() API
did not correctly implement the Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
specification. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially
crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain
sensitive information from other origins. (CVE-2015-7184).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected firefox package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86443 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7184

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