FreeBSD : firefox -- Crash in TransportSecurityInfo due to cached data (3284d948-140c-4a3e-aa76-3b440e2006a8)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 117650

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

The Mozilla Foundation reports :

A potentially exploitable crash in TransportSecurityInfo used for SSL can be triggered by data stored in the local cache in the user profile directory. This issue is only exploitable in combination with another vulnerability allowing an attacker to write data into the local cache or from locally installed malware. This issue also triggers a non-exploitable startup crash for users switching between the Nightly and Release versions of Firefox if the same profile is used.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-22/

http://www.nessus.org/u?938f93bd

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117650

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3284d948140c4a3eaa763b440e2006a8.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 9/24/2018

Updated: 12/7/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:firefox-esr, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/21/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12385