Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : firefox regressions (USN-3918-4)

High Nessus Plugin ID 124114

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3918-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused web compatibility and performance issues with some websites. This update fixes the problem.

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 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.
(CVE-2019-9793)

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.

Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3918-4/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124114

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3918-4.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/04/17

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/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: 2019/04/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9788, CVE-2019-9789, CVE-2019-9790, CVE-2019-9791, CVE-2019-9792, CVE-2019-9793, CVE-2019-9795, CVE-2019-9796, CVE-2019-9797, CVE-2019-9799, CVE-2019-9802, CVE-2019-9803, CVE-2019-9805, CVE-2019-9806, CVE-2019-9807, CVE-2019-9808, CVE-2019-9809

USN: 3918-4