Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3801-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118393
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMultiple 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, bypass CSP restrictions, spoof the protocol registration notification bar, leak SameSite cookies, bypass mixed content warnings, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12388, CVE-2018-12390, CVE-2018-12392, CVE-2018-12393, CVE-2018-12398, CVE-2018-12399, CVE-2018-12401, CVE-2018-12402, CVE-2018-12403)
Multiple security issues were discovered with WebExtensions in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could potentially exploit these to bypass domain restrictions, gain additional privileges, or run content scripts in local pages without permission. (CVE-2018-12395, CVE-2018-12396, CVE-2018-12397).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected firefox package.