Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3111-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A use-after-free was discovered in service workers. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via program
crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5287)

It was discovered that web content could access information in the
HTTP cache in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially
exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5288).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94351 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5287
CVE-2016-5288

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