Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : firefox regression (USN-3991-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 125766

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3991-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused a regression which resulted in issues when upgrading between Ubuntu releases. 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, spoof the browser UI, trick the user in to launching local executable binaries, obtain sensitive information, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-11691, CVE-2019-11692, CVE-2019-11693, CVE-2019-11695, CVE-2019-11696, CVE-2019-11699, CVE-2019-11701, CVE-2019-7317, CVE-2019-9800, CVE-2019-9814, CVE-2019-9817, CVE-2019-9819, CVE-2019-9820, CVE-2019-9821)

It was discovered that pressing certain key combinations could bypass addon installation prompt delays. If a user opened a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to trick them in to installing a malicious extension. (CVE-2019-11697)

It was discovered that history data could be exposed via drag and drop of hyperlinks to and from bookmarks. If a user were tricked in to dragging a specially crafted hyperlink to the bookmark toolbar or sidebar, and subsequently back in to the web content area, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11698)

A type confusion bug was discovered with object groups and UnboxedObjects. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website after enabling the UnboxedObjects feature, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass security checks. (CVE-2019-9816).

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/3991-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125766

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3991-2.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/06/07

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:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

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: 2019/06/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11691, CVE-2019-11692, CVE-2019-11693, CVE-2019-11695, CVE-2019-11696, CVE-2019-11697, CVE-2019-11698, CVE-2019-11699, CVE-2019-11701, CVE-2019-7317, CVE-2019-9800, CVE-2019-9814, CVE-2019-9816, CVE-2019-9817, CVE-2019-9819, CVE-2019-9820, CVE-2019-9821

USN: 3991-2