Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : firefox vulnerability (USN-3599-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 108453

Synopsis

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

Description

An out-of-bounds write was discovered when processing Vorbis audio data. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5146).

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Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3599-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108453

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3599-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/19

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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:17.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5146

USN: 3599-1