Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3216-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to bypass same origin restrictions, obtain
sensitive information, spoof the addressbar, spoof the print dialog,
cause a denial of service via application crash or hang, or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5399, CVE-2017-5400,
CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5403, CVE-2017-5404,
CVE-2017-5405, CVE-2017-5406, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408,
CVE-2017-5410, CVE-2017-5412, CVE-2017-5413, CVE-2017-5414,
CVE-2017-5415, CVE-2017-5416, CVE-2017-5417, CVE-2017-5418,
CVE-2017-5419, CVE-2017-5420, CVE-2017-5421, CVE-2017-5422,
CVE-2017-5426, CVE-2017-5427).

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 : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true