Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : firefox regression (USN-3477-2)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 104807

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3477-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused search suggestions to not be displayed when performing Google searches from the search bar. 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 cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CSP protections, bypass mixed content blocking, spoof the addressbar, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7826, CVE-2017-7827, CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833, CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7842)

It was discovered that javascript: URLs pasted in to the addressbar would be executed instead of being blocked in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to copying a specially crafted URL in to the addressbar, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2017-7839)

It was discovered that exported bookmarks do not strip script elements from user-supplied tags. If a user were tricked in to adding specially crafted tags to bookmarks, exporting them and then opening the resulting HTML file, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2017-7840).

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/3477-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104807

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3477-2.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/28

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7826, CVE-2017-7827, CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833, CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7839, CVE-2017-7840, CVE-2017-7842

USN: 3477-2