Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3705-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110942

Synopsis

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

Description

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, read uninitialized memory, bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CORS restrictions, bypass CSRF protections, obtain sensitive information, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5156, CVE-2018-5186, CVE-2018-5187, CVE-2018-5188, CVE-2018-12358, CVE-2018-12359, CVE-2018-12360, CVE-2018-12361, CVE-2018-12362, CVE-2018-12363, CVE-2018-12364, CVE-2018-12365, CVE-2018-12366, CVE-2018-12367, CVE-2018-12370, CVE-2018-12371)

A security issue was discovered with WebExtensions. If a user were tricked in to installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain full browser permissions.
(CVE-2018-12369).

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110942

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3705-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/06

Modified: 2018/07/06

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: 2018/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12358, CVE-2018-12359, CVE-2018-12360, CVE-2018-12361, CVE-2018-12362, CVE-2018-12363, CVE-2018-12364, CVE-2018-12365, CVE-2018-12366, CVE-2018-12367, CVE-2018-12369, CVE-2018-12370, CVE-2018-12371, CVE-2018-5156, CVE-2018-5186, CVE-2018-5187, CVE-2018-5188

USN: 3705-1