Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : Firefox regression (USN-3991-3)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 125948
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3991-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox, and USN-3991-2 fixed a subsequent regression. The update caused an additional regression that resulted in Firefox failing to load correctly after executing it in safe mode. This update fixes the problem.

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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/3991-3/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 125948

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3991-3.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/17/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: 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: 6/14/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2019

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: 3991-3