Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : firefox vulnerability (USN-4101-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 128026

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that passwords could be copied to the clipboard from the 'Saved Logins' dialog without entering the master password, even when a master password has been set. A local attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain saved passwords.

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Solution

Update the affected firefox package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4101-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128026

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4101-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/20

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:19.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11733

USN: 4101-1