Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3140-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that data: URLs can inherit the wrong origin after a
HTTP redirect in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially
exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2016-9078)

A use-after-free was discovered in SVG animations. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9079).

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 : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95425 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9078
CVE-2016-9079

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