Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3435-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 103646
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMultiple 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 read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass phishing and malware protection, spoof the origin in modal dialogs, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7793, CVE-2017-7810, CVE-2017-7811, CVE-2017-7812, CVE-2017-7813, CVE-2017-7814, CVE-2017-7815, CVE-2017-7818, CVE-2017-7819, CVE-2017-7820, CVE-2017-7822, CVE-2017-7823, CVE-2017-7824)
Martin Thomson discovered that NSS incorrectly generated handshake hashes. A remote attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
Multiple security issues were discovered in WebExtensions. If a user were tricked in to installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could potentially exploit these to download and open non-executable files without interaction, or obtain elevated privileges. (CVE-2017-7816, CVE-2017-7821).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.