Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-3552-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106556


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


Johann Hofmann discovered that HTML fragments created for chrome-privileged documents were not properly sanitized. An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5124).

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.


Update the affected firefox package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106556

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3552-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/01

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/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:17.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5124

USN: 3552-1