Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : firefox regression (USN-3918-3)
High Nessus Plugin ID 123502
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-3918-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused web compatibility issues with some websites. This update fixes the problem.
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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 via application crash, denial of service via successive FTP authorization prompts or modal alerts, trick the user with confusing permission request prompts, obtain sensitive information, conduct social engineering attacks, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-9788, CVE-2019-9789, CVE-2019-9790, CVE-2019-9791, CVE-2019-9792, CVE-2019-9795, CVE-2019-9796, CVE-2019-9797, CVE-2019-9799, CVE-2019-9802, CVE-2019-9805, CVE-2019-9806, CVE-2019-9807, CVE-2019-9808, CVE-2019-9809)
A mechanism was discovered that removes some bounds checking for string, array, or typed array accesses if Spectre mitigations have been disabled. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website with Spectre mitigations disabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code.
It was discovered that Upgrade-Insecure-Requests was incorrectly enforced for same-origin navigation. An attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. (CVE-2019-9803).
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.