Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : firefox vulnerability (USN-3682-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110517

Synopsis

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

Description

A heap buffer overflow was discovered in Skia. If a user were tricked
in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code.

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/3682-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110517

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3682-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/13

Modified: 2019/01/16

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6126

USN: 3682-1