Mozilla Firefox ESR < 60.8

High Nessus Plugin ID 126623

Synopsis

A web browser installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Firefox ESR installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 60.8. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2019-22 advisory.

- As part of his winning Pwn2Own entry, Niklas Baumstark demonstrated a sandbox escape by installing a malicious language pack and then opening a browser feature that used the compromised translation. (CVE-2019-9811)

- When an inner window is reused, it does not consider the use of document.domain for cross-origin protections. If pages on different subdomains ever cooperatively use document.domain, then either page can abuse this to inject script into arbitrary pages on the other subdomain, even those that did not use document.domain to relax their origin security. (CVE-2019-11711)

- POST requests made by NPAPI plugins, such as Flash, that receive a status 308 redirect response can bypass CORS requirements. This can allow an attacker to perform Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
(CVE-2019-11712)

- A use-after-free vulnerability can occur in HTTP/2 when a cached HTTP/2 stream is closed while still in use, resulting in a potentially exploitable crash.
(CVE-2019-11713)

- Empty or malformed p256-ECDH public keys may trigger a segmentation fault due values being improperly sanitized before being copied into memory and used.
(CVE-2019-11729)

- Due to an error while parsing page content, it is possible for properly sanitized user input to be misinterpreted and lead to XSS hazards on web sites in certain circumstances. (CVE-2019-11715)

- A vulnerability exists where the caret (^) character is improperly escaped constructing some URIs due to it being used as a separator, allowing for possible spoofing of origin attributes. (CVE-2019-11717)

- When importing a curve25519 private key in PKCS#8format with leading 0x00 bytes, it is possible to trigger an out-of-bounds read in the Network Security Services (NSS) library. This could lead to information disclosure. (CVE-2019-11719)

- A vulnerability exists where if a user opens a locally saved HTML file, this file can use file:
URIs to access other files in the same directory or sub- directories if the names are known or guessed. The Fetch API can then be used to read the contents of any files stored in these directories and they may uploaded to a server. Luigi Gubello demonstrated that in combination with a popular Android messaging app, if a malicious HTML attachment is sent to a user and they opened that attachment in Firefox, due to that app's predictable pattern for locally-saved file names, it is possible to read attachments the victim received from other correspondents. (CVE-2019-11730)

- Mozilla developers and community members Andreea Pavel, Christian Holler, Honza Bambas, Jason Kratzer, and Jeff Gilbert reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 67 and Firefox ESR 60.7. 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-2019-11709)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox ESR version 60.8 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-22/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126623

File Name: macos_firefox_60_8_esr.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2019/07/11

Updated: 2019/10/18

Dependencies: 55417

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11709

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_esr

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Firefox/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9811, CVE-2019-11709, CVE-2019-11711, CVE-2019-11712, CVE-2019-11713, CVE-2019-11715, CVE-2019-11717, CVE-2019-11719, CVE-2019-11729, CVE-2019-11730

BID: 109086

MFSA: 2019-22