Debian DSA-4287-1 : firefox-esr - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117368

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several security issues have been found in the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors and use-after-frees may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

Debian follows the extended support releases (ESR) of Firefox. Support for the 52.x series has ended, so starting with this update we're now following the 60.x releases.

Between 52.x and 60.x, Firefox has undergone significant internal updates, which makes it incompatible with a number of extensions. For more information please refer to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/60.0esr/releasenotes/

In addition, the new Firefox packages require Rust to build. A compatible Rust toolchain has been backported to Debian stretch, but is not available for all architectures which previously supported the purely C++-based Firefox packages. Thus, the new Firefox packages don't support the armel, armhf, mips, mips64el and mipsel architectures at this point.

Solution

Upgrade the firefox-esr packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 60.2.0esr-1~deb9u2.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/60.0esr/releasenotes/

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/firefox-esr

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/firefox-esr

http://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4287

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117368

File Name: debian_DSA-4287.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/10

Modified: 2018/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firefox-esr, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/07

Reference Information

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

DSA: 4287