Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3874-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 121507

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, gain additional privileges by escaping the sandbox, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-18500, CVE-2018-18501, CVE-2018-18502, CVE-2018-18503, CVE-2018-18504, CVE-2018-18505)

It was discovered that Firefox allowed PAC files to specify that requests to localhost are sent through the proxy to another server. If proxy auto-detection is enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct attacks on local services and tools. (CVE-2018-18506).

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/3874-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 121507

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3874-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2019

Updated: 5/25/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-18502

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18500, CVE-2018-18501, CVE-2018-18502, CVE-2018-18503, CVE-2018-18504, CVE-2018-18505, CVE-2018-18506

USN: 3874-1