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VPR Score: 6.7
SynopsisA web browser installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of Firefox ESR installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 60.6. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2019-08 advisory.
- The type inference system allows the compilation of functions that can cause type confusions between arbitrary objects when compiled through the IonMonkey just-in-time (JIT) compiler and when the constructor function is entered through on-stack replacement (OSR).
This allows for possible arbitrary reading and writing of objects during an exploitable crash. (CVE-2019-9791)
- A vulnerability was discovered where specific command line arguments are not properly discarded during Firefox invocation as a shell handler for URLs. This could be used to retrieve and execute files whose location is supplied through these command line arguments if Firefox is configured as the default URI handler for a given URI scheme in third party applications and these applications insufficiently sanitize URL data. Note: This issue only affects Windows operating systems.
Other operating systems are unaffected. (CVE-2019-9794)
- A use-after-free vulnerability can occur when the SMIL animation controller incorrectly registers with the refresh driver twice when only a single registration is expected. When a registration is later freed with the removal of the animation controller element, the refresh driver incorrectly leaves a dangling pointer to the driver's observer array. (CVE-2019-9796)
- Firefox will accept any registered Program ID as an external protocol handler and offer to launch this local application when given a matching URL on Windows operating systems. This should only happen if the program has specifically registered itself as a URL Handler in the Windows registry. Note: This issue only affects Windows operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected. (CVE-2019-9801)
- When proxy auto-detection is enabled, if a web server serves a Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file or if a PAC file is loaded locally, this PAC file can specify that requests to the localhost are to be sent through the proxy to another server. This behavior is disallowed by default when a proxy is manually configured, but when enabled could allow for attacks on services and tools that bind to the localhost for networked behavior if they are accessed through browsing. (CVE-2018-18506)
- Mozilla developers and community members Bob Clary, Chun-Min Chang, Aral Yaman, Andreea Pavel, Jonathan Kew, Gary Kwong, Alex Gaynor, Masayuki Nakano, and Anne van Kesteren reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 65 and Firefox ESR 60.5. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort that some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-9788)
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to Mozilla Firefox ESR version 60.6 or later.