Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-4054-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 126698

Synopsis

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

Description

A sandbox escape was discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to installing a malicious language pack, an attacker could exploit this to gain additional privileges. (CVE-2019-9811)

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, obtain sensitive information, bypass same origin restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks, spoof origin attributes, spoof the addressbar contents, bypass safebrowsing protections, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-11709, CVE-2019-11710, CVE-2019-11711, CVE-2019-11712, CVE-2019-11713, CVE-2019-11714, CVE-2019-11715, CVE-2019-11716, CVE-2019-11717, CVE-2019-11718, CVE-2019-11719, CVE-2019-11720, CVE-2019-11721, CVE-2019-11723, CVE-2019-11724, CVE-2019-11725, CVE-2019-11727, CVE-2019-11728, CVE-2019-11729)

It was discovered that Firefox treats all files in a directory as same origin. If a user were tricked in to downloading a specially crafted HTML file, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information from local files. (CVE-2019-11730).

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/4054-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126698

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4054-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/07/15

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11716

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: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11709, CVE-2019-11710, CVE-2019-11711, CVE-2019-11712, CVE-2019-11713, CVE-2019-11714, CVE-2019-11715, CVE-2019-11716, CVE-2019-11717, CVE-2019-11718, CVE-2019-11719, CVE-2019-11720, CVE-2019-11721, CVE-2019-11723, CVE-2019-11724, CVE-2019-11725, CVE-2019-11727, CVE-2019-11728, CVE-2019-11729, CVE-2019-11730, CVE-2019-9811

USN: 4054-1