Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : firefox regressions (USN-3801-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119146

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3801-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced various minor regressions. This update fixes the problems.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details :

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, 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.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3801-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119146

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3801-2.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/26

Modified: 2018/11/26

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:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12388, CVE-2018-12390, CVE-2018-12392, CVE-2018-12393, CVE-2018-12395, CVE-2018-12396, CVE-2018-12397, CVE-2018-12398, CVE-2018-12399, CVE-2018-12401, CVE-2018-12402, CVE-2018-12403

USN: 3801-2