Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3761-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117357
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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, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12375, CVE-2018-12376, CVE-2018-12377, CVE-2018-12378)

It was discovered that if a user saved passwords before Firefox 58 and then later set a master password, an unencrypted copy of these passwords would still be accessible. A local user could exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12383).

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/3761-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117357

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3761-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/7/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/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:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/6/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12375, CVE-2018-12376, CVE-2018-12377, CVE-2018-12378, CVE-2018-12383

USN: 3761-1