Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : firefox regressions (USN-3544-2)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 106790
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3544-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused a web compatibility regression and a tab crash during printing 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 cause a denial of service via application crash, spoof the origin in audio capture prompts, trick the user in to providing HTTP credentials for another origin, spoof the addressbar contents, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5089, CVE-2018-5090, CVE-2018-5091, CVE-2018-5092, CVE-2018-5093, CVE-2018-5094, CVE-2018-5095, CVE-2018-5097, CVE-2018-5098, CVE-2018-5099, CVE-2018-5100, CVE-2018-5101, CVE-2018-5102, CVE-2018-5103, CVE-2018-5104, CVE-2018-5109, CVE-2018-5114, CVE-2018-5115, CVE-2018-5117, CVE-2018-5122)

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 gain additional privileges, bypass same-origin restrictions, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5105, CVE-2018-5113, CVE-2018-5116)

A security issue was discovered with the developer tools. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website with the developer tools open, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information from other origins. (CVE-2018-5106)

A security issue was discovered with printing. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information from local files. (CVE-2018-5107)

It was discovered that manually entered blob URLs could be accessed by subsequent private browsing tabs. If a user were tricked in to entering a blob URL, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information from a private browsing context. (CVE-2018-5108)

It was discovered that dragging certain specially formatted URLs to the addressbar could cause the wrong URL to be displayed. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website and dragging a URL to the addressbar, an attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof the addressbar contents. (CVE-2018-5111)

It was discovered that WebExtension developer tools panels could open non-relative URLs. If a user were tricked in to installing a specially crafted extension and running the developer tools, an attacker could potentially exploit this to gain additional privileges. (CVE-2018-5112)

It was discovered that ActivityStream images can attempt to load local content through file: URLs. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this in combination with another vulnerability that allowed sandbox protections to be bypassed, in order to obtain sensitive information from local files. (CVE-2018-5118)

It was discovered that the reader view will load cross-origin content in violation of CORS headers. An attacker could exploit this to bypass CORS restrictions.
(CVE-2018-5119).

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/3544-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106790

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3544-2.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: 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:17.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/12/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5089, CVE-2018-5090, CVE-2018-5091, CVE-2018-5092, CVE-2018-5093, CVE-2018-5094, CVE-2018-5095, CVE-2018-5097, CVE-2018-5098, CVE-2018-5099, CVE-2018-5100, CVE-2018-5101, CVE-2018-5102, CVE-2018-5103, CVE-2018-5104, CVE-2018-5105, CVE-2018-5106, CVE-2018-5107, CVE-2018-5108, CVE-2018-5109, CVE-2018-5111, CVE-2018-5112, CVE-2018-5113, CVE-2018-5114, CVE-2018-5115, CVE-2018-5116, CVE-2018-5117, CVE-2018-5118, CVE-2018-5119, CVE-2018-5122

USN: 3544-2