Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-4122-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 128521

Synopsis

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

Description

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 obtain sensitive information, bypass Content Security Policy (CSP) protections, bypass same-origin restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-5849, CVE-2019-11734, CVE-2019-11735, CVE-2019-11737, CVE-2019-11738, CVE-2019-11740, CVE-2019-11742, CVE-2019-11743, CVE-2019-11744, CVE-2019-11746, CVE-2019-11748, CVE-2019-11749, CVE-2019-11750, CVE-2019-11752)

It was discovered that a compromised content process could log in to a malicious Firefox Sync account. An attacker could potentially exploit this, in combination with another vulnerability, to disable the sandbox. (CVE-2019-9812)

It was discovered that addons.mozilla.org and accounts.firefox.com could be loaded in to the same content process. An attacker could potentially exploit this, in combination with another vulnerability that allowed a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack, to modify browser settings. (CVE-2019-11741)

It was discovered that the 'Forget about this site' feature in the history pane removes HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) settings for sites on the pre-load list. An attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass the protections offered by HSTS. (CVE-2019-11747).

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/4122-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128521

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4122-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/09/05

Updated: 2019/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11752

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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: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: 2019/09/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11734, CVE-2019-11735, CVE-2019-11737, CVE-2019-11738, CVE-2019-11740, CVE-2019-11741, CVE-2019-11742, CVE-2019-11743, CVE-2019-11744, CVE-2019-11746, CVE-2019-11747, CVE-2019-11748, CVE-2019-11749, CVE-2019-11750, CVE-2019-11752, CVE-2019-5849, CVE-2019-9812

USN: 4122-1