Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : firefox regression (USN-3435-2)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 103667

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3435-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused the Flash plugin to crash in some circumstances. This update fixes the problem.

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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 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. (CVE-2017-7805)

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.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3435-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103667

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3435-2.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/05

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firefox, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7793, CVE-2017-7805, CVE-2017-7810, CVE-2017-7811, CVE-2017-7812, CVE-2017-7813, CVE-2017-7814, CVE-2017-7815, CVE-2017-7816, CVE-2017-7818, CVE-2017-7819, CVE-2017-7820, CVE-2017-7821, CVE-2017-7822, CVE-2017-7823, CVE-2017-7824

USN: 3435-2