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

High 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.

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Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110517

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3682-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/13

Modified: 2018/07/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6126

USN: 3682-1